praiseworthy

[ preyz-wur-th ee ]
/ ˈpreɪzˌwɜr ði /

adjective

deserving of praise; laudable: a praiseworthy motive.

Origin of praiseworthy

First recorded in 1530–40; praise + -worthy
Related formspraise·wor·thi·ly, adverbpraise·wor·thi·ness, nounun·praise·wor·thy, adjective
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praiseworthy

/ (ˈpreɪzˌwɜːðɪ) /

adjective

deserving of praise; commendable
Derived Formspraiseworthily, adverbpraiseworthiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for praiseworthy

praiseworthy


adj.

mid-15c., from praise (v.) + worthy. Usually hyphenated until mid-19c. Related: Praiseworthiness.

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