laudatory laudatory  /ˈlɔ də ˌtɔ ri/


  • (adj) full of or giving praise



  1. Among Bahro's sympathetic listeners in East Germany was a high-level Communist bureaucrat who was moved to compose a laudatory article for the West German weekly Der Spiegel.
  2. Czechoslovakian editors also got set with big laudatory spreads.



  1. Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the panel's top Republican, called the guidelines a "laudatory effort to ensure that front-line agents are given clear rules to follow in pursuit of their...
    on Aug 19, 2008 By: Arlen Specter Source: TIME

  2. "Some of the people who had excoriated me and really been very dismissive of me for views that I had taken, and labeled me anything from a populist to an ignoramus - the same people have been very defensive [of] and laudatory to Sarah Palin,"...
    on Nov 9, 2009 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Politico

  3. "In fact, we see laudatory elements in the bill including the phase out of the Wright amendment restrictions," said William Moschella, assistant attorney general. "We share the senator's concern about fixing this several decades old issue and...
    on Jul 25, 2006 By: William Moschella Source: Dallas Morning News

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