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praiseworthy

[preyz-wur-th ee] /ˈpreɪzˌwɜr ði/
adjective
1.
deserving of praise; laudable:
a praiseworthy motive.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; praise + -worthy
Related forms
praiseworthily, adverb
praiseworthiness, noun
unpraiseworthy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un praiseworthy

praiseworthy

/ˈpreɪzˌwɜːðɪ/
adjective
1.
deserving of praise; commendable
Derived Forms
praiseworthily, adverb
praiseworthiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un praiseworthy

praiseworthy

adj.

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

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