laudatory

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Borrowed from Latin laudatorius: compare Old French laudatoire.

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laudatory (comparative more laudatory, superlative most laudatory)

  1. Of or pertaining to praise, or the expression of praise.
    laudatory verses
    • 1853, Sir James Stephen, "On Desultory and Systematic Reading"
      The comparison of these two passages will probably have suggested to you the fact of the immense superiority of the satirical over the laudatory powers of Dryden.

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