- I(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. flattering, approving, eulogistic; see complimentary .II(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.commendatory, praising, approving, eulogizing, complimentary, favorable, acclamatory, flattering.ANT.: condemning, criticalIII(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Serving to compliment: acclamatory, approbatory, commendatory, complimentary, congratulatory. See PRAISE.
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Laudatory — Laud a*to*ry, a. [L. laudatorius: cf. OF. laudatoire.] Of or pertaining praise, or to the expression of praise; as, laudatory verses; the laudatory powers of Dryden. Sir J. Stephen. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
laudatory — index favorable (expressing approval), meritorious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
laudatory — 1550s, from M.Fr. laudatoire and directly from L.L. laudatorius, from L. laudere (see LAUD (Cf. laud)) … Etymology dictionary
laudatory — [adj] complimentary acclamatory, adulatory, approbative, approbatory, approving, commendatory, encomiastic, eulogistic, flattering, laudative, panegyrical, praiseful; concept 267 Ant. blaming, castigating, critical … New thesaurus
laudatory — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ expressing praise and commendation … English terms dictionary
laudatory — [lôd′ə tôr΄ē] adj. [LL laudatorius < L laudare: see LAUD] expressing praise; eulogistic; commendatory: Also laudative … English World dictionary
laudatory — [[t]lɔ͟ːdətri, AM tɔːri[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A laudatory piece of writing or speech expresses praise or admiration for someone. [FORMAL] The New York Times has this very laudatory article about your retirement... Beth spoke of Dr. Hammer in … English dictionary
laudatory — laudable, laudatory The essential difference is that laudable means ‘deserving praise’ whereas laudatory means ‘expressing praise’. So an action or attitude that is laudable calls for a laudatory response … Modern English usage
laudatory — adjective Of or pertaining to praise, or the expression of praise; as, laudatory verses; the laudatory powers of Dryden Sir J. Stephen … Wiktionary
laudatory — adjective Date: 1555 of, relating to, or expressing praise < laudatory reviews > … New Collegiate Dictionary
laudatory — laudatorily, adv. /law deuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. containing or expressing praise: overwhelmed by the speaker s laudatory remarks. Also, laudative. [1545 55; < LL laudatorius, equiv. to lauda(re) to LAUD + torius TORY1] Syn. adulatory,… … Universalium