adulatory


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ad·u·late

 (ăj′ə-lāt′)
tr.v. ad·u·lat·ed, ad·u·lat·ing, ad·u·lates
To praise or admire excessively; fawn on.

[Back-formation from adulation.]

ad′u·la′tor n.
ad′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

adulatory

(ˌædjʊˈleɪtərɪ; ˈædjʊˌleɪtərɪ)
adj
expressing praise, esp obsequiously; flattering
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adulatory - obsequiously complimentaryadulatory - obsequiously complimentary; "they listened with flattering interest"
flattering - showing or representing to advantage; "a flattering color"

adulatory

Translations
تَمَلُّقِي
lichotnický
fleîulegur, smjaîrandi
lichotnícky
övücüpohpohlayıcı

adulatory

[ˌædjuˈleɪtərɪ] (US) [ˈædʒələtɔːrɪ] ADJadulador

adulatory

[ˌædjuˈleɪtəri] adj (= laudatory) [comment, review] → élogieux/euse

adulatory

[, (US)]
adj (= laudatory) commentbewundernd; (stronger) → vergötternd

adulation

(ӕdjuˈleiʃən) noun
foolishly excessive praise. The teenager's adulation of the pop-group worried her parents.
ˈadulatory adjective
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Jarndyce had fallen into this company in the tenderness of his heart and his earnest desire to do all the good in his power; but that he felt it to be too often an unsatisfactory company, where benevolence took spasmodic forms, where charity was assumed as a regular uniform by loud professors and speculators in cheap notoriety, vehement in profession, restless and vain in action, servile in the last degree of meanness to the great, adulatory of one another, and intolerable to those who were anxious quietly to help the weak from failing rather than with a great deal of bluster and self-laudation to raise them up a little way when they were down, he plainly told us.
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He was respectful but less than adulatory toward things Marxian, advocating a power to the people that was distinctly more populist than the one favored by the gerontocracy in Moscow and its American apologists.
I could discern no evident bias--either adulatory or cynical.
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Jones can be witty, as when he writes of contempt for women's intellect that co-existed with adulatory sonnets: "The poet might compare a woman's eyes to the stars, but he would never hand her a telescope or consider her thoughts on Copernicus" (124).
The book is lavishly illustrated with 204 drawings of which 58 are in colour: they range from the adulatory and patriotic to the obscene and vilifying.
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As he watched Brezhnev listen to adulatory addresses, read a little speech, greet visitors from the provinces and hand out medals and gifts carefully graded to the importance of the recipient, he suddenly realized he was watching the mirror image of a papal audience.
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The massive and largely adulatory attention paid to Lewis in a number of his guises--as moralist and idiosyncratic Christian apologist, as writer for both children and adults of (his own phrase for MacDonald) ~fantasy that hovers between the allegorical and the mythopoeic', as recorder of a unique spiritual journey, as the disturbed analyst of human moral psychology, and as the exponent of a perverse imaginative cruelty--has stimulated awareness of MacDonald's spectrum of almost identical activities and characteristics.