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praiseworthy

[ preyz-wur-thee ]
/ ˈpreɪzˌwɜr ði /
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adjective
deserving of praise; laudable: a praiseworthy motive.
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Origin of praiseworthy

First recorded in 1530–40; praise + -worthy

OTHER WORDS FROM praiseworthy

praise·wor·thi·ly, adverbpraise·wor·thi·ness, nounun·praise·wor·thy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for praiseworthy

praiseworthy
/ (ˈpreɪzˌwɜːðɪ) /

adjective
deserving of praise; commendable

Derived forms of praiseworthy

praiseworthily, adverbpraiseworthiness, noun
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