ADJ-GRADED (approval)
If you describe someone's behaviour as commendable, you approve of it or are praising it. [FORMAL]

Mr Sparrow has acted with commendable speed...

The tone of Mr Kinnock's speech was commendable.

Derived words:
commendably [[t]kəme̱ndəbli[/t]] ADV-GRADED ADV adj/adv, ADV with v, ADV with cl

Her manner was commendably restrained...

They all behaved very commendably...

Exercise classes, commendably, are limited to groups of 5.

English dictionary. 2008.


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