containing or expressing praise: overwhelmed by the speaker's laudatory remarks.
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flattering, acclamatory, approbatory, commendatory, adulatory, approbative, encomiastic, eulogistic, panegyrical, praiseful
- laudator temporis acti,
- lauder, sir harry,
- lauderdale lakes,
Origin of laudatory
laud·a·to·ri·ly, adverbo·ver·laud·a·to·ry, adjectiveself-laud·a·to·ry, adjectiveun·laud·a·tive, adjective
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expressing or containing praise; eulogistic
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1550s, from Middle French laudatoire and directly from Late Latin laudatorius, from Latin laudare (see laud).
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