Adjective "laudable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of an action, idea, or aim) deserving praise and commendation.
  1. 'The report said it had a laudable aim and created skilled jobs - but was not open to proper public scrutiny.'
  2. 'Obviously, it's a laudable aim, but it is oddly catholic in its objectives.'
  3. 'Our council's proposal to target secondary schools, while laudable, is catching them too late.'
  4. 'But it was no less laudable for that.'
  5. 'It is a laudable impulse to try to increase your understanding of voters in other parts of the country.'
  6. 'The goal to attack the spiralling cost of public services may be laudable, but the precedent is dangerous.'
  7. 'Both are laudable aims, and both may be partially realized in the course of psychoanalysis.'
  8. 'The author's use of lots of prose to explain key ideas, concepts and theories is laudable.'
  9. 'It is a very laudable approach, that is, if we are serious about dealing with the issue of drunk driving.'
  10. 'Most farmers would agree that was a laudable aim, but many doubt that the ministry has the will or the wherewithal to bring it about.'


1. deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable: Reorganizing the files was a laudable idea.

2. Medicine/Medical Obsolete. healthy; wholesome; not noxious.

More examples(as adjective)

"stances can be laudable to degrees."

"places can be laudable for years."

"nothings can be laudable in schemes."

"measures can be laudable in alls."

"aims can be laudable."

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Late Middle English: from Latin laudabilis, from laus, laud- ‘praise’.