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[preyz-wur-th ee] /ˈpreɪzˌwɜr ði/
deserving of praise; laudable:
a praiseworthy motive.
Origin of praiseworthy
1530-40; praise + -worthy
Related forms
praiseworthily, adverb
praiseworthiness, noun
unpraiseworthy, adjective Unabridged
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  • 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.
  • It is meant to be light commercial entertainment, and in the category of horror films it stands as a praiseworthy effort.
  • In fact, aside from occasional fits of self-consciousness, the performances of all these lads are highly praiseworthy.
  • The back-stage episodes are produced neatly and with a praiseworthy degree of imagination in the direction.
  • The balloon-stunt people have done an especially praiseworthy job.
  • Sometimes this approach may be judged in hindsight as morally praiseworthy.
  • She would make it the hidden spring of a hundred praiseworthy deeds.
British Dictionary definitions for praiseworthy


deserving of praise; commendable
Derived Forms
praiseworthily, adverb
praiseworthiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for praiseworthy

mid-15c., from praise (v.) + worthy. Usually hyphenated until mid-19c. Related: Praiseworthiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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