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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
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  • Collectively, they are commendable, especially those located in country places, away from scenes of dissipation and profligacy.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • Your peers will probably be of the opinion that you display a commendable prudence.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • The attitude of the people as soon as the news spread was commendable.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 2 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • "Not a word," answered his listener, with commendable gravity.

    Three People Pansy
  • After luncheon on Sunday, Mr. Delane had a nap, as his commendable custom was.

    A Change of Air Anthony Hope
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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