laudable

[law-duh-buhl]
adjective
1.
deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable: Reorganizing the files was a laudable idea.
2.
Medicine/Medical Obsolete. healthy; wholesome; not noxious.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin laudābilis. See laud, -able

laudability, laudableness, noun
laudably, adverb
unlaudable, adjective
unlaudableness, noun
unlaudably, adverb

laudable, laudatory.
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laudable (ˈlɔːdəbəl)
 
adj
deserving or worthy of praise; admirable; commendable
 
'laudableness
 
n
 
lauda'bility
 
n
 
'laudably
 
adv

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laudable
early 15c., from L. laudabilis, from laudare (see laud).
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laudable laud·a·ble (lô'də-bəl)
adj.
Healthy; favorable.

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Example sentences
While you may believe your comment to laudable, it is nothing more than a
  flagrant display of your ignorance.
Also the laudable objective was to restore a natural habitat for many other
  bird species and this is working well.
While our current interest in diversity is laudable, colleges rarely think of
  disability when they tout diversity.
Spending a year in graduate school is surely more laudable than buying an
  expensive sports car.
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