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

n
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
ˈhero-ˌworshipper n

he′ro wor`ship


n.
1. a profound reverence for great people or their memory.
2. extravagant or excessive admiration for a personal hero.
[1765–75]
he′ro-wor′ship, v.t.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hero worship - admiration for great men (or their memory)
admiration, esteem - a feeling of delighted approval and liking
Translations

hero worship

nVerehrung f (→ of +gen); (in ancient tribe etc) → Heldenverehrung f; (of pop star etc)Schwärmerei f(of für); the hero worship of a boy for his older brotherdie blinde Bewunderung eines Jungen für seinen älteren Bruder

hero worship

nculto degli eroi
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