worth high praise
- Worthy of compliments or applause commendable as praiseworthy activity he was praiseworthy
- Worthy of praise or applause; commendable; since, praiseworthy activity; he was praiseworthy.
mid-15c., from praise (v.) + worthy. Typically hyphenated until mid-19c. Related: Praiseworthiness.
The suppression of the Jesuits bulks so large in the pontificate of Clement that he has scarcely been given due credit for his praiseworthy attempt to reduce the burdens of taxation and to reform the financial administration, nor for his liberal encouragement of art and learning, of which the museum Pio-Clementino is a lasting monument.