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laudable

[law-duh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable: Reorganizing the files was a laudable idea.
  2. Medicine/Medical Obsolete. healthy; wholesome; not noxious.
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Origin of laudable

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Latin word laudābilis. See laud, -able
Related formslaud·a·bil·i·ty, laud·a·ble·ness, nounlaud·a·bly, adverbun·laud·a·ble, adjectiveun·laud·a·ble·ness, nounun·laud·a·bly, adverb
Can be confusedlaudable laudatory
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Related Words for laudable

commendable, praiseworthy, creditable, deserving, estimable, excellent, mean, meritorious, stellar, terrific, worthy, thankworthy

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British Dictionary definitions for laudable

laudable

adjective
  1. deserving or worthy of praise; admirable; commendable
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Derived Formslaudableness or laudability, nounlaudably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for laudable

adj.

early 15c., from Old French laudable and directly from Latin laudabilis "praiseworthy," from laudare (see laud). Related: Laudably.

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laudable in Medicine

laudable

(lôdə-bəl)
adj.
  1. Healthy; favorable.
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