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 ?
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.
This is one instance of that adulation which we bestow on our own minds, and this almost universally.
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.
They who believe their merit neglected and unappreciated, make up one class; they who receive adulation and flattery, knowing their own worthlessness, compose the other.
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.
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.
The social world, the world of art, the fellowship of the elect, adulation, imitation, the homage of the fairest, honours from the highest, praise from the wisest, flattery, esteem, credit, pleasure, fame--all the honey of life was waiting in the comb in the hive of the world for Prince Michael, of the Electorate of Valleluna, whenever he might choose to take it.
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.
Cats, by the way, rarely suffer from excess of adulation.
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.