For still, as she tells me, he speaks kind and praiseful things of me.
He said praiseful and appreciative things about the girl, but didn't dwell upon that detail or make it prominent.
"Best woman driver I ever saw," was the senator's praiseful rejoinder.
Help us to see Thy name on blessings that we never recognized, so that we may now be praiseful where we have been indifferent.
At this point I strike out some other praiseful things which I was tempted to add.
c.1300, "to laud, commend, flatter," from Old French preisier, variant of prisier "to praise, value," from Late Latin preciare, earlier pretiare (see price (n.)). Replaced Old English lof, hreþ.
Specifically with God as an object from late 14c. Related: Praised; praising. Now a verb in most Germanic languages (German preis, Danish pris, etc.), but only in English is it differentiated in form from cognate price.
early 14c., not common until 16c., from praise (v.).