- deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable: Reorganizing the files was a laudable idea.
- Medicine/Medical Obsolete. healthy; wholesome; not noxious.
Origin of laudable
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Examples from the Web for laudably
For some, that amounts to a laudably consistent belief system.Ted Cruz at Princeton: Creepy, Sometimes Well Liked, and Exactly the Same
August 19, 2013
The author has laudably made his submission and reprobated his work.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
The authors of the period were laudably accurate in following its fashions.Quentin Durward
Sir Walter Scott
It is true, he says, that he killed his wife, but he did it laudably.The Browning Cyclopdia
It is true that he was flagrantly in the wrong, his victim as laudably in the right.A Thief in the Night
E. W. Hornung
I cured myself first of those false imaginations, and then I laudably endeavoured to cure other men.Dialogues of the Dead
- deserving or worthy of praise; admirable; commendable
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Word Origin and History for laudably
early 15c., from Old French laudable and directly from Latin laudabilis "praiseworthy," from laudare (see laud). Related: Laudably.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Healthy; favorable.
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