Word of the Day

Monday, May 29, 2000

laudable

\LAW-duh-bul\ , adjective;
1.
Worthy of praise; commendable.
Quotes:
Her first answer was laudable -- she wrote that yes, she would remain engaged to a man who fell seriously ill subsequent to the engagement.
-- Enid Nemy, "Metropolitan Diary", New York Times, January 11, 1999
The second sense in which we are feminist researchers comes from our belief that equity between boys and girls, men and women, is a laudable goal.
-- Justine Cassell and Henry Jenkins (editors), From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games
Origin:
Laudable comes from Latin laudabilis, from laudare, "to praise," from laus, laud-, "praise."
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