Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Expressing or conferring praise: a laudatory review of the new play.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to praise, or the expression of praise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining praise, or to the expression of praise

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing or expressing praise; praising highly; extolling.
  • n. laudatories (-riz). That which contains or expresses praise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. full of or giving praise

Etymologies

From Latin laudatorius: compare Old French laudatoire. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Last month, he published what could reasonably be described as a laudatory piece on the life and character of one Tony Abbott in

    Larvatus Prodeo

  • It was difficult to talk to Mr. Holbrooke about his last role without recalling a laudatory review he wrote two years ago of Gordon Goldstein's book about McGeorge Bundy and the Vietnam

    NYT > Home Page

  • It was difficult to talk to Holbrooke about his last role without recalling a laudatory review he wrote two years ago of Gordon Goldstein's book about McGeorge Bundy and the Vietnam War.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Other council members thought the idea laudatory, with Mayor Frank Ferry allegedly stating the city was "pretty Christian."

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  • Senate, she didn't get the kind of laudatory acclaim that Obama is getting on the campaign trail.

    Election 2008:Symbols vs. Style Part 1

  • Then they segue to an article from yesterday's Globe and Mail which the Telly dismisses as being "laudatory" of the oil giant, Exxon.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Gelf Magazine: Genius is the kind of laudatory term that really separates someone from their peers-and in this case, seemed to cut against Bill's early desire to relate to his players.

    Gelf Magazine

  • The vesting option doesn't particularly bother me because it sounds like the kind of laudatory chrome that's just there to make someone feel better about themselves -- if Alex Cora starts his 81st game, I bet Omar Minaya's watching it from his couch while Wayne Krivsky or someone else telegraphs his I-gotta-fix-this concern for the SNY cameras.

    Faith and Fear in Flushing

  • I can discover, the "Monthly Review" was the only journal in which the book was noticed, and such criticism as the following can hardly be termed laudatory: -- "Here is a very strange performance indeed.

    Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.)

  • "The Joker's Greatest Triumph" appeared in Come Back, Dr. Caligari, the first short-story collection from Donald Barthelme, subject of a laudatory new biography.

    Archive 2009-04-01

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