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laudable

[law-duh-buh l] /ˈlɔ də bəl/
adjective
1.
deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable:
Reorganizing the files was a laudable idea.
2.
Medicine/Medical Obsolete. healthy; wholesome; not noxious.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin laudābilis. See laud, -able
Related forms
laudability, laudableness, noun
laudably, adverb
unlaudable, adjective
unlaudableness, noun
unlaudably, adverb
Can be confused
laudable, laudatory.
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British Dictionary definitions for laudably

laudable

/ˈlɔːdəbəl/
adjective
1.
deserving or worthy of praise; admirable; commendable
Derived Forms
laudableness, laudability, noun
laudably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for laudably

laudable

adj.

early 15c., from Old French laudable and directly from Latin laudabilis "praiseworthy," from laudare (see laud). Related: Laudably.

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laudably in Medicine

laudable laud·a·ble (lô'də-bəl)
adj.
Healthy; favorable.

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