Definition of laudative in English:



  • Expressing praise and commendation.

    ‘he was justly laudative about the quality of the performance’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    highly complimentary, highly favourable, enthusiastic, full of praise, commendatory, praising, admiring, lionizing, ecstatic, rapturous, rhapsodic, eulogistic, laudatory, acclamatory, adulatory
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Late Middle English: from Latin laudativus, from laudat- ‘praised’, from the verb laudare (see laud).