- containing or expressing praise: overwhelmed by the speaker's laudatory remarks.
Origin of laudatory
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adulatory, complimentary, commendatory.
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Examples from the Web for laudatory
The first time round, in 2011, the critics, while not unkind, were not laudatory.How Can Katie Holmes Escape Tom Cruise—and ‘Dawson’s Creek’?
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He paused, evidently expectant of laudatory corroboration from the secretary.Within the Law
He would mention him in laudatory terms to new-comers, when his back was turned.Little Dorrit
Fonsegue says that it's written in too laudatory a style for the 'Globe.'The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He is critical, but not captious; laudatory, but not fulsome.
Wise or dull, laudatory or otherwise, we put their opinions aside.Roundabout Papers
William Makepeace Thackeray
- expressing or containing praise; eulogistic
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Word Origin and History for laudatory
1550s, from Middle French laudatoire and directly from Late Latin laudatorius, from Latin laudare (see laud).
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