hero-worship


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hero worship

n.
Intense or excessive admiration for someone regarded as a hero.

he′ro-wor′ship v.
he′ro-wor′ship·er n.

hero-worship


Past participle: hero-worshipped
Gerund: hero-worshipping

Imperative
hero-worship
hero-worship
Present
I hero-worship
you hero-worship
he/she/it hero-worships
we hero-worship
you hero-worship
they hero-worship
Preterite
I hero-worshipped
you hero-worshipped
he/she/it hero-worshipped
we hero-worshipped
you hero-worshipped
they hero-worshipped
Present Continuous
I am hero-worshipping
you are hero-worshipping
he/she/it is hero-worshipping
we are hero-worshipping
you are hero-worshipping
they are hero-worshipping
Present Perfect
I have hero-worshipped
you have hero-worshipped
he/she/it has hero-worshipped
we have hero-worshipped
you have hero-worshipped
they have hero-worshipped
Past Continuous
I was hero-worshipping
you were hero-worshipping
he/she/it was hero-worshipping
we were hero-worshipping
you were hero-worshipping
they were hero-worshipping
Past Perfect
I had hero-worshipped
you had hero-worshipped
he/she/it had hero-worshipped
we had hero-worshipped
you had hero-worshipped
they had hero-worshipped
Future
I will hero-worship
you will hero-worship
he/she/it will hero-worship
we will hero-worship
you will hero-worship
they will hero-worship
Future Perfect
I will have hero-worshipped
you will have hero-worshipped
he/she/it will have hero-worshipped
we will have hero-worshipped
you will have hero-worshipped
they will have hero-worshipped
Future Continuous
I will be hero-worshipping
you will be hero-worshipping
he/she/it will be hero-worshipping
we will be hero-worshipping
you will be hero-worshipping
they will be hero-worshipping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hero-worshipping
you have been hero-worshipping
he/she/it has been hero-worshipping
we have been hero-worshipping
you have been hero-worshipping
they have been hero-worshipping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hero-worshipping
you will have been hero-worshipping
he/she/it will have been hero-worshipping
we will have been hero-worshipping
you will have been hero-worshipping
they will have been hero-worshipping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hero-worshipping
you had been hero-worshipping
he/she/it had been hero-worshipping
we had been hero-worshipping
you had been hero-worshipping
they had been hero-worshipping
Conditional
I would hero-worship
you would hero-worship
he/she/it would hero-worship
we would hero-worship
you would hero-worship
they would hero-worship
Past Conditional
I would have hero-worshipped
you would have hero-worshipped
he/she/it would have hero-worshipped
we would have hero-worshipped
you would have hero-worshipped
they would have hero-worshipped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hero-worship - love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol; "Many teenagers idolized the Beatles"
adore - love intensely; "he just adored his wife"
drool over, slobber over - envy without restraint

hero-worship

noun admiration, idolization, adulation, adoration, veneration, idealization, putting on a pedestal Their singer inspires old-fashioned hero-worship.
Translations

hero-worship

vtanbeten, verehren; popstar etcschwärmen für

hero

(ˈhiərəu) plural ˈheroes: feminine heroine (ˈherouin) noun
1. a man or boy admired (by many people) for his brave deeds. The boy was regarded as a hero for saving his friend's life.
2. the chief male person in a story, play etc. The hero of this book is a young American boy called Tom Sawyer.
heroic (hiˈrəuik) adjective
1. very brave. heroic deeds.
2. of heroes. heroic tales.
heˈroically adverb
heroism (ˈherəuizm) noun
great bravery. The policeman was given a medal in recognition of his heroism.
ˈhero-worship noun
very great, sometimes too great, admiration for a person.
verb
to show such admiration for (someone). The boy hero-worshipped the footballer.

the heroine (not heroin) of the story.
References in classic literature ?
Of course I liked Athens best, and yet there was something in the fine behavior of the Spartans in battle, which won a heart formed for hero-worship.
Heroes are seldom given to hero-worship, but among those of that young land, young as he was, he was accounted an elder hero.
for the great men did not sup with the rest, but had each his own allowance in his study or the fifth-form room), cleaning candlesticks and putting in new candles, toasting cheese, bottling beer, and carrying messages about the house; and Tom, in the first blush of his hero-worship, felt it a high privilege to receive orders from and be the bearer of the supper of old Brooke.
He had endeavored to pay a compliment with a lie, and the prompt repudiation of the lie served only to increase his hero-worship.
First, you hero-worship your father, then you hate him and you end up being him.
The result is an even-handed account of Morrison and her work, removed from the excessive hero-worship with which she has been plagued heretofore.
Tony wonders whether respected psychologist Jonathan Goode (Michael Maloney), whose work he regards with something akin to hero-worship, could be involved.
But that first glimmer of hero-worship at a vulnerable age can fuel your desire to dance.
Hero-worship was a major preoccupation in romantic art.