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Expressing praise and commendation:‘he was justly laudative about the quality of the performance’
highly complimentary, highly favourable, enthusiastic, full of praise, commendatory, praising, admiring, lionizing, ecstatic, rapturous, rhapsodic, eulogistic, laudatory, acclamatory, adulatoryView synonyms
- ‘He motivated his students and friends to make laudative descriptions of their homelands.’
- ‘He writes these laudative words in the Introduction to the first edition of his Treatise on Mental Alienation.’
- ‘Some who knew Wills much more intimately than Dacus did would question such a laudative expression.’
- ‘This language surprises at the conclusion of such an admirably clear and decisive book, a model text book in the most laudative sense of the term.’
- ‘Their ballads were laudative of the Prince of Orange.’
Late Middle English: from Latin laudativus, from laudat- praised, from the verb laudare (see laud).
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