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The act of lauding; praise.


a formal word for praise


(lɔˈdeɪ ʃən)

an act or instance of lauding; encomium; tribute.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin]
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2. The honoring of a deity, as in worship:
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However, the widow made a pretty fair show of astonishment, and heaped so many com- pliments and so much gratitude upon Huck that he almost forgot the nearly intolerable discomfort of his new clothes in the entirely intolerable discomfort of being set up as a target for everybody's gaze and everybody's laudations.
To the Arcade there are two entrances, and with much to be sung in laudation of that which opens from the Strand I yet on the whole prefer the other as the more truly romantic, because it is there the tattered ones congregate, waiting to see the Davids emerge with the magic lamp.
And by hideous con- trast, a redundant orator was making a speech to another gathering not thirty steps away, in fulsome laudation of "our glorious British liberties!"
It is curious to see the periodical disuse and perishing of means and machinery which were introduced with loud laudation a few years or centuries before.
The subject of this laudation was a very little canary, who was so tame that he was brought down by Mr.
Franz was the "excellency," the vehicle was the "carriage," and the Hotel de Londres was the "palace." The genius for laudation characteristic of the race was in that phrase.
The civilians back home never had to face the incongruity between the patriotic yarn, spun by media hucksters and political charlatans, and the reality of war; but they also didn't have the courage to heed the call, so their laudations are opportunistic at best.
the laudations of a popular press, [for neither are] guarantees for the morality of that which they commend.