Definition of laudable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

laudable

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈlɔːdəbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔːdəbl//
 
(formal)
 
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deserving to be praised or admired, even if not really successful synonym commendable a laudable aim/attempt It was a laudable attempt to end the stalemate in the talks. Laudable though these aims are, they are not likely to succeed. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin laudabilis, from laus, laud- ‘praise’.
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