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laudable

[ law-duh-buhl ]
/ ˈlɔ də bəl /
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adjective

deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable: Reorganizing the files was a laudable idea.
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

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH laudable

laudable , laudatory

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British Dictionary definitions for laudable

laudable
/ (ˈlɔːdəbəl) /

adjective

deserving or worthy of praise; admirable; commendable

Derived forms of laudable

laudableness or laudability, nounlaudably, adverb
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Medical definitions for laudable

laudable
[ lôdə-bəl ]

adj.

Healthy; favorable.
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