commendable vs praiseworthy what difference

what is difference between commendable and praiseworthy

English

Etymology

From Middle English commendable, from Middle French commendable, from Latin commendabilis, from commendare (to commend, intrust to), from com- + mandare (to commit, intrust, enjoin), from manus (hand) + dare (to put).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kəˈmɛndəbəl/

Adjective

commendable (comparative more commendable, superlative most commendable)

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

Related terms

  • commend
  • commendation
  • commendatory

Translations

See also

  • commandable

Further reading

  • commendable in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • commendable in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • commendable at OneLook Dictionary Search

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • comendable, commendabell, commendabil, commendabill

Etymology

From Middle French commendable, from Latin commendabilis; equivalent to commenden +‎ -able.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kuˌmɛndˈaːbəl/, /kɔˌmɛndˈaːbəl/, /-blə/

Adjective

commendable

  1. commendable, admirable
  2. (rare) praised

Descendants

  • English: commendable

References

  • “com(m)endāble, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2020-01-31.


English

Etymology

praise +‎ -worthy

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹeɪz.wɜː.ði/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɹeɪz.wɝ.ði/

Adjective

praiseworthy (comparative praiseworthier or more praiseworthy, superlative praiseworthiest or most praiseworthy)

  1. Meriting praise; worthy of high praise

Usage notes

  • Praiseworthier and praiseworthiest are much less common than the forms using “more” and “most”.

Synonyms

  • applaudable
  • commendable
  • laudable

Antonyms

  • blameworthy

Derived terms

  • praiseworthiness

Translations


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