Nanako
"admirable" vs "laudable" Hi everyone, Could someone please tell me if there is a difference between "admirable" and "laudable" ? Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks, Nanako
Oct 14, 2018 12:54 PM
Answers · 6
Yes, there is a difference. We would use 'admirable' for something that you admire or respect. For example, "I think it's admirable that you set aside an hour a day to exercise! I could never do that." or "It's admirable how she takes care of her elderly parents." "Laudable' = deserving praise. So the second sentence above, you could use 'laudable' (but I would not use it with the first). "laudable' is more 'noble' and more praiseworthy than just 'admirable.' "Cutting the poverty level in half" or "fair and equal housing for everyone" are laudable goals. (these are good causes worthy of praise)
October 14, 2018
I'd say they're pretty similar, but "laudable" is very formal and so used less frequently.
October 14, 2018
Easy answer, no one says 'laudable', but you can hear it on the news or read it in a newspaper. It's official,or posh sounding
October 14, 2018
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