adulation


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ad·u·la·tion

 (ăj′ə-lā′shən)
n.
Excessive flattery or admiration.

[Middle English adulacioun, from Old French, from Latin adūlātiō, adūlātiōn-, from adūlātus, past participle of adūlārī, to flatter.]

adulation

(ˌædjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
obsequious flattery or praise; extreme admiration

ad•u•la•tion

(ˌædʒ əˈleɪ ʃən)
n.
excessive admiration or devotion; servile flattery.
[1375–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin adūlātiō servile flattery, fawning = adūlā(rī), -ā(re) to fawn upon (of dogs) + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adulation - servile flatteryadulation - servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise
flattery - excessive or insincere praise

adulation

noun extravagant flattery, worship, fawning, sycophancy, fulsome praise, blandishment, bootlicking (informal), servile flattery The book was received with adulation by the critics.
abuse, ridicule, condemnation, censure, vilification, disparagement, vituperation, revilement, calumniation

adulation

noun
Excessive, ingratiating praise:
Informal: soft soap.
Idiom: honeyed words.
Translations
تَمَلُّق، مَدَاهَنَه
obdiv
oflof, skjall
pataikaujantis
pārspīlēta slavināšana
gereğinden fazla övmepohpohlama

adulation

[ˌædjʊˈleɪʃən] Nadulación f

adulation

[ˌædjuˈleɪʃən] n (= acclaim) → adulation f

adulation

adulation

[ˌædjʊˈleɪʃn] nadulazione f

adulation

(ӕdjuˈleiʃən) noun
foolishly excessive praise. The teenager's adulation of the pop-group worried her parents.
ˈadulatory adjective
References in classic literature ?
The truth was, the nation as a body was in the world for one object, and one only: to grovel before king and Church and noble; to slave for them, sweat blood for them, starve that they might be fed, work that they might play, drink misery to the dregs that they might be happy, go naked that they might wear silks and jewels, pay taxes that they might be spared from pay- ing them, be familiar all their lives with the degrading language and postures of adulation that they might walk in pride and think themselves the gods of this world.
The ocean has the conscienceless temper of a savage autocrat spoiled by much adulation.
In fact, in the king's and queen's grand assemblies, while their majesties were speaking, and while every one present seemed to be listening in the midst of the most profound silence, some of these noiseless conversations took place, in which adulation was not the prevailing feature.
I have been offered mock adulation, treated with mock reserve or with mock devotion, I have been fawned upon with an appalling earnestness of purpose, I can tell you; but these later honours, my dear, came to me in the shape of a very loyal and very scrupulous gentleman.
Cats, by the way, rarely suffer from excess of adulation.
Their nauseous adulation of princely patrons was more prominent to me and chained my attention more surely than the charms of color and expression which are claimed to be in the pictures.
It is still possible to discuss his place in art, and the adulation of his admirers is perhaps no less capricious than the disparagement of his detractors; but one thing can never be doubtful, and that is that he had genius.
For Russian historians, strange and terrible to say, Napoleon- that most insignificant tool of history who never anywhere, even in exile, showed human dignity- Napoleon is the object of adulation and enthusiasm; he is grand.
The two gentlemen having, by the greediness with which this little bait was swallowed, tested the extent of Mrs Wititterly's appetite for adulation, proceeded to administer that commodity in very large doses, thus affording to Sir Mulberry Hawk an opportunity of pestering Miss Nickleby with questions and remarks, to which she was absolutely obliged to make some reply.
Shakspere, like every other great man, has been the object of much unintelligent, and misdirected adulation, but his greatness, so far from suffering diminution, grows more apparent with the passage of time and the increase of study.
He had bought for himself out of all the wealth streaming through his fingers neither adulation nor love, neither splendour nor comfort.
He who is the real tyrant, whatever men may think, is the real slave, and is obliged to practise the greatest adulation and servility, and to be the flatterer of the vilest of mankind.