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.
- This is shown by the facts that he addressed to Anastasius, emperor of the East (491-518), a laudatory poem, and that the MSS.
- But it happened that Hobbes had allowed a French acquaintance to have a private translation of his reply made by a young Englishman, who secretly took a copy of the original for himself; and now it was this unnamed purloiner who, in 1654, when Hobbes had become famous and feared, gave it to the world of his own motion, with an extravagantly laudatory epistle to the reader in its front.