When you do something praiseworthy, you should be congratulated and admired for doing it. Diving into the ocean to save a drowning child is praiseworthy.

Use the adjective praiseworthy to describe an action that deserves acclaim or celebration. It's praiseworthy to treat everyone with kindness, and it's also praiseworthy to discover a cure for cancer or learn to speak ten languages. The fifteenth century word comes from a shortening of "worthy of praise," and it was originally hyphenated: praise-worthy. Praise has an Old French root, pretium, "to prize or to praise."

Definitions of praiseworthy
  1. adjective
    worthy of high praise
    “a significant and praiseworthy increase in computer intelligence”
    synonyms: applaudable, commendable, laudable
    having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
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