[ preyz-wur-thee ]
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  1. deserving of praise; laudable: a praiseworthy motive.

Origin of praiseworthy

First recorded in 1530–40; praise + -worthy

Other words from praiseworthy

  • praise·wor·thi·ly, adverb
  • praise·wor·thi·ness, noun
  • un·praise·wor·thy, adjective

Words Nearby praiseworthy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use praiseworthy in a sentence

  • In an article yesterday, China Daily, Beijing’s state-owned English-language propaganda newspaper, shared what it thought were praiseworthy results of a research report on the demographics of Xinjiang.

  • Shame and pride are simply not things all Jews should feel about the reprehensible and praiseworthy acts of all other Jews.

    No Need for Shame | Sahar Segal | July 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Then Bill wanted him to go to a movie, and after a praiseworthy hesitation Bud yielded to temptation and went.

    Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
  • It was praiseworthy in him that he cared nothing for popular opinion, but he might not be able to hold out against it much longer.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
  • I was taught to resist evil, that it was humiliating to submit to evil, and that resistance to it was praiseworthy.

    My Religion | Leo Tolstoy
  • Dunham stammered, but collected himself with praiseworthy dignity.

    The Opened Shutters | Clara Louise Burnham
  • That is praiseworthy, but it doesn't fill me with enthusiasm.

    The Varmint | Owen Johnson

British Dictionary definitions for praiseworthy


/ (ˈpreɪzˌwɜːðɪ) /

  1. deserving of praise; commendable

Derived forms of praiseworthy

  • praiseworthily, adverb
  • praiseworthiness, noun

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