praiseworthy

[preyz-wur-thee]
adjective
deserving of praise; laudable: a praiseworthy motive.

Origin:
1530–40; praise + -worthy

praiseworthily, adverb
praiseworthiness, noun
unpraiseworthy, adjective
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praiseworthy (ˈpreɪzˌwɜːðɪ)
 
adj
deserving of praise; commendable
 
'praiseworthily
 
adv
 
'praiseworthiness
 
n

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Example sentences
The payback is commercially uncertain, although the project is morally
  praiseworthy.
Equally praiseworthy was the festival's commitment to bringing popular local
  acts to the free concerts in the city.
The audit-a praiseworthy attempt to get to grips with the nuts and bolts of
  future economic growth-makes another point too.
The whole point is what they're doing is morally praiseworthy but not morally
  obligable.
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