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[kuh-men-duh-buh l] /kəˈmɛn də bəl/
worthy of praise:
She did a commendable job of informing all the interested parties.
Related forms
commendableness, noun
commendably, adverb
noncommendable, adjective
noncommendableness, noun
noncommendably, adverb
uncommendable, adjective
uncommendably, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for commendable
  • But they have indeed synchronized with the period of the laser and this is commendable.
  • Most commendable but a little late but better late than never.
  • commendable, for sure, but not exactly a fleshed-out philosophy.
  • The tone of sentiment which prevails throughout is noble and elevated, and the political and moral precepts highly commendable.
  • Both petrol engines turn in commendable efficiency performances as well.
  • But in today's bifurcated world, such service is no longer so effortlessly commendable.
  • The preparation for potential emergencies is commendable.
  • Its agenda of pressing for structural reform and corporate restructuring, commendable as it is, is outside this mandate.
  • The authors have managed, with commendable scholarship, to trace the origins of the so-called plot.
  • They wear their gravitas with commendable lightness.
Word Origin and History for commendable

mid-14c., from Middle French commendable, from Latin commendabilis "praiseworthy," from commendare (see commend). Related: Commendably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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