Origin of laudableClassical Latin laudabilis
The definition of laudable refers to something or someone who does the right thing or the morally proper action.
An example of laudable is a person who donates to charity and wants to save the world.
Deserving commendation; praiseworthy.
- laud′a·bil′i·ty laud′a·ble·ness
(comparative more laudable, superlative most laudable)
laud +"Ž -able
- His laudable desire to present a picture of the whole political situation at each important moment is fatal to the continuity of his narrative.
- Laudable, and the latest sources of the Pentateuch contain several such lists.
- Instead of exasperating the demands of the peasants and workmen by repression and raising civil war between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, they drew a distinction between personal servitude, which was suppressed, and the rights of contract, which were to be redeemeda laudable but impossible distinction.
- With the laudable motive, therefore, of effecting improvement in horses, he gave the then large sum of 500 guineas for an Arab stallion which had been procured from Constantinople by a Mr Markham, since known as the " Markham Arabian."
- His name and exploits still live in the popular legends, and the insurrection is often referred to in revolutionary pamphlets as a laudable popular protest against tyrannical autocracy.