What does the word laudatory mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Eulogizing. laudative.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A panegyric; eulogy.

Usage examples for laudatory

  1. " The North American Review," which had set its foot on the semi- autobiographical medley which he called " Morton's Hope," which had granted a decent space and a tepid recognition to his " semi- historical" romance, in which he had already given the reading public a taste of his quality as a narrator of real events and a delineator of real personages,- this old and awe- inspiring New England and more than New England representative of the Fates, found room for a long and most laudatory article, in which the son of one of our most distinguished historians did the honors of the venerable literary periodical to the new- comer, for whom the folding- doors of all the critical headquarters were flying open as if of themselves. – Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, v1 by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. In company, and especially before any of her people, he treated her with the greatest deference, and would even make loud laudatory remarks concerning her; when they were alone there was a different tale to tell, particularly if she had in any way failed in promoting that social advancement for which he had married her. – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
  3. Mr. Mitchell, who from the first took charge of all my readings in England, and was the very kindest, most considerate, and most courteous of all managers, on one occasion, complaining bitterly to my sister of the unreasonable objection I had to all laudatory advertisements of my readings, said to her, with a voice and countenance of the most rueful melancholy, and with the most appealing pathos, Why, you know, ma'am, it's really dreadful; you know, Mrs. Kemble won't even allow us to say in the bills, these celebrated readings; and you know, ma'am, it's really impossible to do with less; indeed it is! – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble