from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Expressing or conferring praise: a laudatory review of the new play.
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- 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
Last month, he published what could reasonably be described as a laudatory piece on the life and character of one Tony Abbott in
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
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.
Other council members thought the idea laudatory, with Mayor Frank Ferry allegedly stating the city was "pretty Christian."
Senate, she didn't get the kind of laudatory acclaim that Obama is getting on the campaign trail.
Then they segue to an article from yesterday's Globe and Mail which the Telly dismisses as being "laudatory" of the oil giant, Exxon.
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.
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.
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.
"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.