Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Laudatory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Laudatory
  • n. A panegyric; a eulogy - Francis Bacon

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Laudatory.
  • n. A panegyric; a eulogy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bestowing laud or praise; laudatory.
  • n. A panegyric; a eulogy.

Etymologies

Latin laudativus laudatory: compare French laudatif (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And yet I have no purpose to enter into a laudative of learning, or to make a hymn to the Muses

    The Advancement of Learning

  • As we approached one of the main avenues of the city, I saw men standing on their heads shouting "Maltu Mephis!" and others saluting and shouting the same stereotyped mandatory laudative.

    Carson of Venus

  • And yet I have no purpose to enter into a laudative of learning, or to make a hymn to the Muses (though I am of opinion that it is long since their rites were duly celebrated), but my intent is, without varnish or amplification justly to weigh the dignity of knowledge in the balance with other things, and to take the true value thereof by testimonies and arguments, divine and human.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Okay, so I wasn't quite as laudative as I remember, but the fact is that he was extremely entertaining and one of my favourite recurring characters on the show.

    Cultural Learnings

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