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Intense or excessive admiration for someone regarded as a hero.
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1. admiration for heroes or idealized persons
2. (Historical Terms) worship by the ancient Greeks and Romans of heroes
vb, hero-worship, -ships, -shipping or -shipped, -ships, -shiping or -shiped
(tr) to feel admiration or adulation for
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1. a profound reverence for great people or their memory.
2. extravagant or excessive admiration for a personal hero.
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