Note: (Formerly accented on the first syllable.) Worthy of being commended or praised; laudable; praiseworthy.
Order and decent ceremonies in the church are not only comely but commendable. --Bacon.
-- Com*mend*a*ble*ness, n. -- Com*mend*a*bly, adv.
adj : 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" [syn: applaudable, laudable, praiseworthy]
adv : in an admirable manner; "the children's responses were
admirably normal" [syn: admirably, laudably, praiseworthily]