Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 15th century
(of an action, idea, or goal) deserving praise and commendation.
Examples of Laudable in a sentence
"The neighbors commended my teenage son’s laudable efforts to clean up the local park."
"Despite a laudable effort to tie the game in the ninth inning, the visiting team was defeated."
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“Laudable” is based on the Latin “laudābilis,” which means “worthy of being praised.”
Did you Know?
Many celebrities are beloved because of their laudable acts. We don’t just love Dolly Parton because she’s a talented singer and songwriter, but also because she gives generously to medical, educational, and social causes while staying humble. Lizzo is likewise an excellent singer, songwriter, and performer, but her devoted fan base is often just as excited about the laudable efforts she’s made to make people feel better about loving their bodies as they are. Public figures who do such laudable things with their money and influence are inspiring because they offer an example of how to live well, and their audiences tend to reward them with adoration.