praiseworthy [adj] deserving congratulations, adoration admirable, commendable, creditable, estimable, excellent, exemplary, fine, gnarly, gone, honorable, keen, laudable, meritable, meritorious, pillar, salt of earth*, select, slick, stellar, swell, thankworthy, tough, worthy; concepts 568,574 —Ant. dishonorable, disliked, disrespected, unworthy

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  • Praiseworthy — Praise wor thy, a. Worthy of praise or applause; commendable; as, praiseworthy action; he was praiseworthy. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • praiseworthy — index exemplary, laudable, meritorious, moral, professional (stellar) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • praiseworthy — (adj.) mid 15c., from PRAISE (Cf. praise) (v.) + WORTHY (Cf. worthy). Usually hyphenated until mid 19c …   Etymology dictionary

  • praiseworthy — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deserving of praise. DERIVATIVES praiseworthily adverb praiseworthiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • praiseworthy — [prāz′wʉr΄thē] adj. worthy of praise; laudable; commendable praiseworthily adv. praiseworthiness n …   English World dictionary

  • praiseworthy — adj. (formal) praiseworthy to + inf. (it is praiseworthy to do volunteer work) * * * [ preɪzwɜːðɪ] (formal) praiseworthy to + inf. (it is praiseworthy to do volunteer work) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • praiseworthy — praise|wor|thy [ˈpreızwə:ði US ə:r ] adj something that is praiseworthy deserves praise, even though it may not have been completely successful ▪ the council s praiseworthy attempts to improve efficiency >praiseworthiness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • praiseworthy — [[t]pre͟ɪzwɜː(r)ði[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you say that something is praiseworthy, you mean that you approve of it and it deserves to be praised. [FORMAL] ...the government s praiseworthy efforts to improve efficiency in health and… …   English dictionary

  • praiseworthy — adjective Date: 15th century laudable < a praiseworthy effort > • praiseworthily adverb • praiseworthiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • praiseworthy — praiseworthily, adv. praiseworthiness, n. /prayz werr dhee/, adj. deserving of praise; laudable: a praiseworthy motive. [1530 40; PRAISE + WORTHY] * * * …   Universalium

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