Definition of praiseworthy in English:



  • Deserving approval and admiration.

    ‘the government's praiseworthy efforts’
    • ‘It is indeed rational, and praiseworthy, for one to wish to preserve one's way of life against real, as well as perceived, threats to destroy it.’
    • ‘Yet the movie has him give his best which is praiseworthy for the effort and highly questionable in effect.’
    • ‘Was it an admission of error, a miscalculation, or a praiseworthy acceptance of the people's demands for a say on the new constitution, to which he simply had to bow?’
    • ‘Therefore, on the face of it, the recent directive is a praiseworthy effort to control the costs of healthcare that ordinary people have to bear.’
    • ‘He is concerned that young people are picking up on a lot of adult behaviour which is neither praiseworthy nor consistent.’
    • ‘In that case, their achievement has been praiseworthy.’
    • ‘Of all things praiseworthy in his essay, the tone needs mention.’
    • ‘All these initiatives are praiseworthy and creditable to the new and youthful management team.’
    • ‘As undeniably praiseworthy as the performances were, detractors argued the film seemed contrived for shock value.’
    • ‘Would it seem conceited to accept a compliment graciously, to acknowledge that there may actually be something praiseworthy about me?’
    • ‘The best thing about her is that the fact that she is beautiful isn't even in the top 10 of her most praiseworthy traits.’
    • ‘Being ‘green’ while being profitable is praiseworthy but not always achievable.’
    • ‘The apostle Paul implores us to be a thinking people - a people who press toward excellence and praiseworthy things.’
    • ‘Compliments derive from taking notice of praiseworthy situations and efforts.’
    • ‘And that level of literacy in music, even if it is a variation of the same, is still praiseworthy and perhaps without any parallel.’
    • ‘The good doctor did manage to find some praiseworthy elements.’
    • ‘Your efforts are especially praiseworthy because very few media outlets are examining it properly, or at all.’
    • ‘Sometimes I neglect my duty to give thanks and to praise what is praiseworthy, for which I apologize.’
    • ‘However that may be, his book embodies an energetic, sustained, and praiseworthy effort to tell a story that has not previously been told in the same detail.’
    • ‘The fact that the final report failed to offer an explanation is one of the infuriating holes in an otherwise praiseworthy accounting.’
    commendable, laudable, admirable, creditable, worthy, worthy of admiration, meritorious, deserving, honourable, estimable, exemplary, excellent, sterling, fine
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