Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being laudable; praiseworthiness; commendableness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being laudable; praiseworthiness; commendableness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being laudable; praiseworthiness; laudability: as, the laudableness of designs, purposes, motives, or actions.

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

  • n. the quality of being worthy of praise

Etymologies

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laudable +‎ -ness

Examples

  • _Fellow Cooks_, that I might give a testimony to my _Countrey_ of the _laudableness of our Profession_, that I might encourage young

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery

  • But it must be remembered that such sentiments, from their very universality and evident laudableness, need correctives, for they bear in themselves a great danger of excess or of precipitancy.

    Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles

  • The antithesis is not a good one, between the difficulty of Jeanie's 'personal exertions' and the laudableness of the motive which led to them.

    The Recreations of a Country Parson

  • Inlarging upon the goodness of their intention & reminding him of your letter, he answer'd that the Lords would not dispute the laudableness of the design, but that there were political reasons for their not confirming it.

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

  • That so acute a head as Hume's should have failed to perceive these very plain considerations, and that he should moreover have perpetrated the absurdity of declaring the right of resistance, in the same breath in which he declares the laudableness of keeping it a secret, only allows how carefully a man need steer after he has once involved himself in the labyrinths of Economy. [

    On Compromise

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