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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Definitions for laudable

  1. Worthy of praise; commendable.

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Citations for laudable
Her first answer was laudable -- she wrote that yes, she would remain engaged to a man who fell seriously ill subsequent to the engagement. Enid Nemy, New York Times
The second sense in which we are feminist researchers comes from our belief that equity between boys and girls, men and women, is a laudable goal. Justine Cassell and Henry Jenkins (editors), From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games
Origin of laudable
late Middle English
Laudable comes from Latin laudabilis, from laudare, "to praise," from laus, laud-, "praise."
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