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Princeton's WordNet

  1. applaudable, commendable, laudable, praiseworthy(adverb)

    worthy of high praise

    "applaudable efforts to save the environment"; "a commendable sense of purpose"; "laudable motives of improving housing conditions"; "a significant and praiseworthy increase in computer intelligence"

  2. admirably, laudably, praiseworthily, commendable(adverb)

    in an admirable manner

    "the children's responses were admirably normal"


  1. commendable(Adjective)

    Worthy of commendation; deserving praise; admirable, creditable or meritorious.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commendable(adj)

    worthy of being commended or praised; laudable; praiseworthy

  2. Origin: [L. commendabilis.]


  1. Commendable

    Commendable is a retired American Thoroughbred racehorse, best known for his victory in the 2000 Belmont Stakes. In his racing career, he ran twelve times and won two races. He is currently standing as a stallion in South Korea.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commendable in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commendable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of commendable in a Sentence

  1. Willa Sibert Cather:

    Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand -- a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods -- or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.

  2. Machiavelli:

    Men are of three different capacities: one understands intuitively; another understands so far as it is explained; and a third understands neither of himself nor by explanation. The first is excellent, the second, commendable, and the third, altogether useless.

  3. Tom Milliken:

    For Africa as a whole, this is the worst year in decades for rhino poaching, the poaching epicentre has spread to neighboring Namibia and Zimbabwe, but is nowhere near being extinguished in South Africa : despite some commendable efforts being made, we’re still a very long way from seeing the light at the end of this very dark tunnel.

  4. Robert E. Lee:

    My experience through life has convinced me that, while moderation and temperance in all things are commendable and beneficial, abstinence from spirituous liquors is the best safeguard of morals and health.

  5. Randall Blankenbaker:

    All of these officers' actions are more than commendable and should be considered heroic.

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  • похвален, препоръчителенBulgarian
  • empfehlenswert, lobenswert, vorbildlich, löblich, anerkennenswert, rühmenswertGerman
  • alabable, encomiable, loable, recomendableSpanish
  • cliùiteachScottish Gaelic
  • prijzenswaardig, lovenswaardig, lofwaardigDutch
  • recomandabil, elogiabil, lăudabilRomanian
  • похвальный, достойный похвалыRussian
  • övülmeye değer, beğenilir, önerilir, methedilmeye layık, tavsiye edilirTurkish

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