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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
- ‘Some who knew Wills much more intimately than Dacus did would question such a laudative expression.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Late Middle English: from Latin laudativus, from laudat- ‘praised’, from the verb laudare (see laud).
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