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laudatory

[law-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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  1. containing or expressing praise: overwhelmed by the speaker's laudatory remarks.
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Sometimes laud·a·tive.

Origin of laudatory

1545–55; < Late Latin laudātōrius, equivalent to laudā(re) to laud + -tōrius -tory1
Related formslaud·a·to·ri·ly, adverbo·ver·laud·a·to·ry, adjectiveself-laud·a·to·ry, adjectiveun·laud·a·tive, adjectiveun·laud·a·to·ry, adjective
Can be confusedlaudable laudatory

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adulatory, complimentary, commendatory.
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laudatory

laudative

adjective
  1. expressing or containing praise; eulogistic
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Word Origin and History for laudatory

adj.

1550s, from Middle French laudatoire and directly from Late Latin laudatorius, from Latin laudare (see laud).

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