Definitions

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

  • adj. Meriting praise; highly commendable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Meriting praise; worthy of high praise

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Worthy of praise or applause; commendable

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Deserving of praise; laudable; commendable.

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

  • adj. worthy of high praise

Etymologies

praise +‎ -worthy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But what Mr. Monks finds so praiseworthy is also shorthand for the government piling up future obligations in order to keep paying in the present for things Madrid could no longer afford.

    The Debt Party

  • What makes this especially praiseworthy is that such an increase, like all taxes on goods and services, hits especially hard on the poor.

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • What's especially praiseworthy is their ensemble acting, the ebbs and flows of who's in and out being handled with confidence and control.

    GreenCine Daily: This Is England. In England.

  • In contrast, when a Republican does something praiseworthy, that is unexpected, and like the Democratic gaffes, the unexpected engenders a response and a post.

    What lies beneath Althouse's purported cruel neutrality? -- a poll.

  • If the plan does not pay, what then? only a part of the money can be lost; and to have given that to an hospital or an almshouse would have been called praiseworthy and Christian charity; how much more to have spent it not in the cure, but in the prevention of evil -- in making almshouses less needful, and lessening the number of candidates for the hospital!

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography

  • While acknowledging that the work is a modern one, and describing as "praiseworthy" the city of Rome's initiative to erect the tribute, the Vatican said "the statue's sin" is that it is "hardly able to be recognized."

    The Seattle Times

  • Because they want to be called praiseworthy but not to live in a praiseworthy way, they make an outward show of holiness and feign justice, although they never give justice a thought.

    WN.com - Financial News

  • You can also the BBC Newsnight piece on Abu Izzadeen here where he calls the 7/7 bombers as "praiseworthy" and his friend tries to put it all into context .....

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • They may wish to take the needs of her or his subjects into account (III. 15) but this is only "praiseworthy" and not imperative.

    Hugo Grotius

  • But in the service we render to another for his profit, that is the more praiseworthy which is rendered to the most needy, because it is of greater profit to him.

    On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

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