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

 

laudatory

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈlɔːdətəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔːdətɔːri//
 
(formal)
 
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expressing praise or admiration Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from late Latin laudatorius, from laudat- ‘praised’, from the verb laudare, from Latin laus, laud- ‘praise’.
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