- lau lau,
- laud, william,
- laudator temporis acti,
Origin of laudable
Examples from the Web for laudable
With laudable promptness, the speechifying began, as promised, at 11.Black American Leadership Alliance D.C. Anti-Immigration Rally Wilts|Michelle Cottle|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The garment is laudable: both innovative and socially conscious.‘Anti-Rape’ Lingerie Creator Wants to Protect Women From Sexual Assault|Isabel Wilkinson|April 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the activists, for obvious and laudable reasons, want this option to be taken off the books in this case and for all time.Saudi Arabia’s Child-Rape Case: Female Activists Fight to Prevent Abuse|Christopher Dickey|February 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And we endorse the principle that no goal is laudable if it increases even slightly the risk of violence against our children.Autism Had Nothing to Do With Adam Lanza’s Rampage|Richard E. Farley|December 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
These are telling remarks, and they show how laudable exercises in empathy can end up hurting those they intend to help.Stop Moping! The Marathon Is Exactly What New York Needs Right Now|Jay Michaelson|November 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Why should it be culpable to steal from a resident, and laudable to do the same thing with a stranger?
What heart is forever exempt from the goadings of compunction and the influx of laudable propensities?Wieland; or The Transformation|Charles Brockden Brown
Mr. Clyde Fitch had, at least, laudable ambitions in the direction of psychology.Play-Making|William Archer
On the slightest pretext practices, plans and rules are altered and for every trivial obstacle our laudable customs are abandoned.Light and Peace|Carlo Giuseppe Quadrupani
There is a most amiable, laudable, and gallant spirit prevailing in these middle colonies.
early 15c., from Old French laudable and directly from Latin laudabilis "praiseworthy," from laudare (see laud). Related: Laudably.