deserving of praise; laudable: a praiseworthy motive.
- praise·wor·thi·ly, adverb
- praise·wor·thi·ness, noun
- un·praise·wor·thy, adjective
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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.China praised itself for saving Uyghur women from being “baby-making machines” | Mary Hui | January 8, 2021 | Quartz
Shame and pride are simply not things all Jews should feel about the reprehensible and praiseworthy acts of all other Jews.
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
British Dictionary definitions for praiseworthy
deserving of praise; commendable
- praiseworthily, adverb
- praiseworthiness, noun
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