Definition of praiseworthy in US English:

praiseworthy

adjective

  • Deserving approval and admiration.

    ‘they displayed a praiseworthy sense of responsibility’
    • ‘Being ‘green’ while being profitable is praiseworthy but not always achievable.’
    • ‘Sometimes I neglect my duty to give thanks and to praise what is praiseworthy, for which I apologize.’
    • ‘As undeniably praiseworthy as the performances were, detractors argued the film seemed contrived for shock value.’
    • ‘All these initiatives are praiseworthy and creditable to the new and youthful management team.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Your efforts are especially praiseworthy because very few media outlets are examining it properly, or at all.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Yet the movie has him give his best which is praiseworthy for the effort and highly questionable in effect.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘He is concerned that young people are picking up on a lot of adult behaviour which is neither praiseworthy nor consistent.’
    • ‘Of all things praiseworthy in his essay, the tone needs mention.’
    • ‘The good doctor did manage to find some praiseworthy elements.’
    • ‘The apostle Paul implores us to be a thinking people - a people who press toward excellence and praiseworthy things.’
    • ‘Would it seem conceited to accept a compliment graciously, to acknowledge that there may actually be something praiseworthy about me?’
    • ‘The fact that the final report failed to offer an explanation is one of the infuriating holes in an otherwise praiseworthy accounting.’
    • ‘In that case, their achievement has been praiseworthy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    commendable, laudable, admirable, creditable, worthy, worthy of admiration, meritorious, deserving, honourable, estimable, exemplary, excellent, sterling, fine
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Pronunciation

praiseworthy

/ˈpreɪzˌwərði//ˈprāzˌwərT͟Hē/