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
References in classic literature ?
I talked a great deal, and enthusiastically, as a hero-worshipper might talk, and it was obvious that he was my hero.
Here's some for Affleck who brings this oddball hero-worshipper to life.
I'm not a hero-worshipper, so it's easy for me to admire Jefferson with his faults.
Those familiar with Sydney Anglo's earlier study, Machiavelli: A Dissection (London: Gollancz, 1969), will know that he is no hero-worshipper, and his comments on authors are frequently pungent and enlivening.
For as a young lad, Labby made Goodison his second home - a hero-worshipper who one day would make his way off the terraces and on to the greenest grass of all.
I don't know why, but I was never a hero-worshipper and so being a footballer meant very little.
The reviewer added: "Rice's style was florid, he was a hero-worshipper and he was addicted to writing sentimental doggerel, of which he was inordinately proud, but these stylistic elements were prized by his fans.