[ law-duh-buh l ]
/ ˈlɔ də bəl /


deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable: Reorganizing the files was a laudable idea.
Medicine/Medical Obsolete. healthy; wholesome; not noxious.

Origin of laudable

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Latin word laudābilis. See laud, -able

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laudable laudatory Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for laudable


/ (ˈlɔːdəbəl) /


deserving or worthy of praise; admirable; commendable

Derived Forms

laudableness or laudability, nounlaudably, adverb
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Medicine definitions for laudable


[ lôdə-bəl ]


Healthy; favorable.
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