[law-dey-shuh n]


an act or instance of lauding; encomium; tribute.

Nearby words

  1. laud,
  2. laud, william,
  3. lauda,
  4. laudable,
  5. laudanum,
  6. laudator,
  7. laudator temporis acti,
  8. laudatory,
  9. lauder,
  10. lauder, sir harry

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



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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