eulogy


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eu·lo·gy

 (yo͞o′lə-jē)
n. pl. eu·lo·gies
1. A laudatory speech or written tribute, especially one praising someone who has died.
2. High praise or commendation.

[Middle English euloge, from Medieval Latin eulogium, from Greek eulogiā, praise : eu-, eu- + logos, speech; see -logy.]

eulogy

(ˈjuːlədʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a formal speech or piece of writing praising a person or thing, esp a person who has recently died
2. high praise or commendation
Also called (archaic): eulogium
[C16: from Late Latin eulogia, from Greek: praise, from eu- + -logy; influenced by Latin ēlogium short saying, inscription]
Usage: Avoid confusion with elegy

eu•lo•gy

(ˈyu lə dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
1. a statement of praise, esp. a set oration in honor of a deceased person.
2. high praise.
[1585–95; < Late Latin < Greek eulogia praise, blessing and Medieval Latin eulogium eulogium]

eulogy

a written or spoken passage conveying approval, praise, and laudation, often of someone who has just died. Cf. dyslogy — eulogistic, eulogistical, adj. — eulogist, n.
See also: Praise
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eulogy - a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recentlyeulogy - a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently
congratulations, extolment, kudos, praise - an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work"
2.eulogy - a formal expression of praise
congratulations, extolment, kudos, praise - an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work"

eulogy

noun praise, tribute, acclaim, compliment, applause, accolade, paean, commendation, exaltation, glorification, acclamation, panegyric, encomium, plaudit, laudation He added his praise to the glowing eulogies given by her colleagues.

eulogy

noun
Translations
مَديح تَأبين
hyldestlovtale
ylistys
eulogijahvalospjev
dicsérõ beszéd
lofræîa/ -grein
panegirikašlovinimas
pārmērīga slavināšana
lovtalehyldningstale
elogiu

eulogy

[ˈjuːlədʒɪ] Nelogio m, encomio m

eulogy

[ˈjuːlədʒi] néloge m

eulogy

nLobesrede f, → Eloge f (liter)

eulogy

[ˈjuːlədʒɪ] nelogio, encomio

eulogy

(ˈjuːlədʒi) plural ˈeulogies noun
(a speech or piece of writing containing) high praise.
References in classic literature ?
The words were connected by no regular continuation, but as one ceased another took up the eulogy, or lamentation, whichever it might be called, and gave vent to her emotions in such language as was suggested by her feelings and the occasion.
And who pronounced our glowing eulogy in Parliament?
The Swiss journalist adverted to these philanthropic bequests in terms of extravagant eulogy.
Still discomposed with the idea that his brother, so much injured, and to whom he was so much indebted, had suddenly arrived in his native kingdom, even the distinctions pointed out by Fitzurse did not altogether remove the Prince's apprehensions; and while, with a short and embarrassed eulogy upon his valour, he caused to be delivered to him the war-horse assigned as the prize, he trembled lest from the barred visor of the mailed form before him, an answer might be returned, in the deep and awful accents of Richard the Lion-hearted.
for we always conversed, whenever good fortune and my ingenuity gave us the chance, with the greatest gaiety and cheerfulness, mingling tears, sighs, jealousies, doubts, or fears with our words; it was all on my part a eulogy of my good fortune that Heaven should have given her to me for my mistress; I glorified her beauty, I extolled her worth and her understanding; and she paid me back by praising in me what in her love for me she thought worthy of praise; and besides we had a hundred thousand trifles and doings of our neighbours and acquaintances to talk about, and the utmost extent of my boldness was to take, almost by force, one of her fair white hands and carry it to my lips, as well as the closeness of the low grating that separated us allowed me.
At this eulogy, the Count swung his head very amiably, responded with a tolerably involved compliment, and finally left me a free field.
He launched into a eulogy of his Eminence, and said that he should not have failed to enter into the Guards of the cardinal instead of the king's Guards if he had happened to know M.
Without much extravagance of eulogy, the spectacle might even be termed splendid; for, according to the fashion of the times, the ladies shone in rich silks and satins, outspread over wide-projecting hoops; and the gentlemen glittered in gold embroidery, laid unsparingly upon the purple, or scarlet, or sky-blue velvet, which was the material of their coats and waistcoats.
When I intimated so much, which I did as usual in dry and stinted phrase, I looked for the radiant and exulting smile my one word of eulogy had elicited before; but Frances coloured.
But when I know that it was by your special request, of course I must take his eulogy with a grain of salt.
This repeated eulogy on the great social statesman affected Harold March as if somebody had defined Napoleon as a distinguished player of nap.
She paused, as if rehearsing her eulogy, but her face remained dissatisfied.