[ law-dey-shuh n ]
/ lɔˈdeɪ ʃən /


an act or instance of lauding; encomium; tribute.

Origin of laudation

1425–75; late Middle English laudacion < Latin laudātiōn- (stem of laudātiō) a praising, equivalent to laudāt(us) (past participle of laudāre to laud) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsin·ter·lau·da·tion, nouno·ver·lau·da·tion, nounself-lau·da·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for self-laudation


/ (lɔːˈdeɪʃən) /


a formal word for praise
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Word Origin and History for self-laudation



late 15c., from Latin laudationem (nominative laudatio) "a praising, commendation," noun of action from past participle stem of laudare "to praise" (see laud).

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