Origin of laudatoryLate Latin laudatorius from Classical Latin laudare: see laud
The definition of laudatory is expressions, speech or actions giving praise.
A speech in which you talk on and on about someones greatness is an example of laudatory.
Expressing or conferring praise: a laudatory review of the new play.
(comparative more laudatory, superlative most laudatory)
- Of or pertaining to praise, or the expression of praise.
- laudatory verses
From Latin laudatorius: compare Old French laudatoire.
- Placed a laudatory inscription on his tomb in the church of Sta Maria.
- First cleansed; then plied with laudatory epithets; and, thirdly,.
- After a laudatory account of the past conduct of the Corinthian Church, he enters upon a denunciation of vices and a praise of virtues, and illustrates his various topics by copious citations from the Old Testament scriptures.
- But of the pigments employed nothing very laudatory could be said until very recent times.
- This is shown by the facts that he addressed to Anastasius, emperor of the East (491-518), a laudatory poem, and that the MSS.