[ law-dey-shuhn ]
See synonyms for laudation on
  1. an act or instance of lauding; encomium; tribute.

Origin of laudation

1425–75; late Middle English laudacion<Latin laudātiōn- (stem of laudātiō) a praising, equivalent to laudāt(us) (past participle of laudāre to laud) + -iōn--ion

Other words from laudation

  • in·ter·lau·da·tion, noun
  • o·ver·lau·da·tion, noun
  • self-lau·da·tion, noun

Words Nearby laudation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use laudation in a sentence

  • It is wonderful how a mite of laudation will prod us to be more worthy.

  • She disappeared round the corner before he could compose a suitable husband's reply to this laudation of a wife.

    The Regent | E. Arnold Bennett
  • Their efforts in this direction have fully earned for them their own peculiar form of laudation as "actually equal to cash."

    The Book-Hunter | John Hill Burton
  • She is where I meant her to be, and where no charge of self-laudation can touch her.

    Charlotte Bront | T. Wemyss Reid
  • Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.

    Pearls of Thought | Maturin M. Ballou

British Dictionary definitions for laudation


/ (lɔːˈdeɪʃən) /

  1. a formal word for praise

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