Definition of laudable in US English:

laudable

adjective

  • (of an action, idea, or goal) deserving praise and commendation.

    ‘laudable though the aim might be, the results have been criticized’
    • ‘The author's use of lots of prose to explain key ideas, concepts and theories is laudable.’
    • ‘Most farmers would agree that was a laudable aim, but many doubt that the ministry has the will or the wherewithal to bring it about.’
    • ‘The proposal to give tax exemption on the pension received by ex-servicemen and their kin is laudable.’
    • ‘As such, he doesn't explain the essential mystery here - how modest funding for a laudable goal could have become such a punishing liability.’
    • ‘Focusing on the long term is also laudable in itself - especially in the light of what we've seen lately.’
    • ‘But it was no less laudable for that.’
    • ‘Both are laudable aims, and both may be partially realized in the course of psychoanalysis.’
    • ‘The goal to attack the spiralling cost of public services may be laudable, but the precedent is dangerous.’
    • ‘Nowadays a reasonable degree of certainty for third parties is not merely a laudable aim, it is a mandatory requirement of the law.’
    • ‘Her commitment is laudable but she does not have the credentials needed for her new position.’
    • ‘This landmark and laudable legislative step would go a long way in women empowerment and gender equality.’
    • ‘Perfection is a laudable aim in sport but rarely, if ever, is it attainable.’
    • ‘Enabling the internet's full potential to be used by the world's entire population is indeed laudable.’
    • ‘It is a laudable impulse to try to increase your understanding of voters in other parts of the country.’
    • ‘Our council's proposal to target secondary schools, while laudable, is catching them too late.’
    • ‘The move was a serious blow to the government's laudable aim of achieving full employment.’
    • ‘The report said it had a laudable aim and created skilled jobs - but was not open to proper public scrutiny.’
    • ‘Obviously, it's a laudable aim, but it is oddly catholic in its objectives.’
    • ‘Senior officers in the transport department agree that Minister's intention may be laudable.’
    • ‘It is a very laudable approach, that is, if we are serious about dealing with the issue of drunk driving.’
    praiseworthy, commendable, admirable, meritorious, worthy, deserving, creditable, worthy of admiration, estimable, of note, noteworthy, exemplary, reputable, honourable, excellent, sterling
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin laudabilis, from laus, laud- ‘praise’.

Pronunciation

laudable

/ˈlôdəb(ə)l//ˈlɔdəb(ə)l/