laud·a·to·ry [law-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
1. containing or expressing praise: overwhelmed by the speaker's laudatory remarks.
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laud·a·to·ri·ly , adverb
o·ver·laud·a·to·ry , adjective
self-laud·a·to·ry , adjective
un·laud·a·tive , adjective
un·laud·a·to·ry , adjective
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adulatory, complimentary, commendatory.
flattering, acclamatory, approbatory, commendatory, adulatory, approbative, encomiastic, eulogistic, laudative, panegyrical, praiseful
laudable, laudanum, laudation, laudator, laudator temporis acti, lauder, lauder, sir harry, lauderdale lakes, lauderhill, laudian
Origin: 1545–55; < Late Latin laudatorius, equivalent to lauda ( re ) to laud + -torius -tory
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAUDATORY
The first time round, in 2011, the critics, while not unkind, were not laudatory .
HOW CAN KATIE HOLMES ESCAPE TOM CRUISE—AND ‘DAWSON’S CREEK’?|TIM TEEMAN|OCTOBER 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this is not the only laudatory account to be found in the Vienna papers.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIAN|FREDERICK NIECKS
Personal diffidence and a regard for truth forbid a laudatory account of my success.
OVERLAND THROUGH ASIA; PICTURES OF SIBERIAN, CHINESE, AND TARTAR LIFE|THOMAS WALLACE KNOX
The real value of this mushroom is largely overrated thanks to a too laudatory epithet.
THE LIFE OF THE FLY|J. HENRI FABRE
Laudatory poetical tributes with ornamental borders were posted in public places as a method of doing homage.
SELECTIONS FROM THE POEMS AND PLAYS OF ROBERT BROWNING|ROBERT BROWNING
Some of the expressions used with regard to the "Imitation" are among the most laudatory that have ever been used of any book.
THE CENTURY OF COLUMBUS|JAMES J. WALSH