[kuh-men-duh-buh l]


worthy of praise: She did a commendable job of informing all the interested parties.

Related formscom·mend·a·ble·ness, nouncom·mend·a·bly, adverbnon·com·mend·a·ble, adjectivenon·com·mend·a·ble·ness, nounnon·com·mend·a·bly, adverbun·com·mend·a·ble, adjectiveun·com·mend·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of commendable

Historical Examples of commendable

  • In Rome, they have a commendable system of caring for their cats.

    Concerning Cats

    Helen M. Winslow

  • Your peers will probably be of the opinion that you display a commendable prudence.


    Rafael Sabatini

  • He criticised the whole place with a most commendable frankness.

  • "A most commendable and Christian resolution," said Rachel, decisively.

    Aunt Rachel

    David Christie Murray

  • The maniacs, with commendable promptness, jerked Severne to his feet.

    Blazed Trail Stories

    Stewart Edward White

Word Origin and History for commendable

mid-14c., from Middle French commendable, from Latin commendabilis "praiseworthy," from commendare (see commend). Related: Commendably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper