panegyric


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pan·e·gyr·ic

 (păn′ə-jĭr′ĭk, -jī′rĭk)
n.
1. A formal eulogistic composition intended as a public compliment.
2. Elaborate praise or laudation; an encomium.

[Latin panēgyricus, from Greek panēgurikos (logos), (speech) at a public assembly, panegyric, from panēguris, public assembly : pan-, pan- + aguris, assembly, marketplace; see ger- in Indo-European roots.]

pan′e·gyr′i·cal adj.
pan′e·gyr′i·cal·ly adv.

panegyric

(ˌpænɪˈdʒɪrɪk)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a formal public commendation; eulogy. Also called (obsolete): panegyry
[C17: via French and Latin from Greek, from panēguris public gathering, from pan- + aguris assembly]
ˌpaneˈgyrical adj
ˌpaneˈgyrically adv
ˌpaneˈgyrist n

pan•e•gyr•ic

(ˌpæn ɪˈdʒɪr ɪk, -ˈdʒaɪ rɪk)

n.
1. a lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy.
2. formal or elaborate praise.
[1590–1600; < Latin panēgyricus < Greek (lógos) panēgyrikós (speech) at an assembly =panḗgyr(is) solemn assembly (pan- pan- + -ēgyris, comb. form of ágyris gathering; akin to agora1) + -ikos -ic]
pan`e•gyr′i•cal, adj.
pan`e•gyr′i•cal•ly, adv.
pan`e•gyr′ist, n.
pan′e•gy•rize` (-dʒəˌraɪz) v.t., v.i. -rized, -riz•ing.

panegyric

1. a formal speech of praise.
2. any form of enthusiastic praise. — panegyric, panegyrical, adj. — panegyrist, n.
See also: Praise
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.panegyric - a formal expression of praise
congratulations, extolment, kudos, praise - an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work"
Adj.1.panegyric - formally expressing praise
complimentary - conveying or resembling a compliment; "a complimentary remark"

panegyric

noun tribute, praise, homage, accolade, eulogy, paean, commendation, encomium It is traditional to deliver a panegyric to the departed.

panegyric

noun
Translations
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panegyric

[ˌpænɪˈdʒɪrɪk] Npanegírico m

panegyric

nLobrede f, → Panegyrikus m (Liter)

panegyric

[ˌpænɪˈdʒɪrɪk] n (frm) → panegirico
References in classic literature ?
Now, sir, if we apply this to your modest aversion to panegyric, how reasonable will your fears of me appear!
Bennet this morning, that if you ever resolved upon quitting Netherfield you should be gone in five minutes, you meant it to be a sort of panegyric, of compliment to yourself-- and yet what is there so very laudable in a precipitance which must leave very necessary business undone, and can be of no real advantage to yourself or anyone else?"
Whilst the wax-lights were burning in the castle of Blois, around the inanimate body of Gaston of Orleans, that last representative of the past; whilst the bourgeois of the city were thinking out his epitaph, which was far from being a panegyric; whilst madame the dowager, no longer remembering that in her young days she had loved that senseless corpse to such a degree as to fly the paternal palace for his sake, was making, within twenty paces of the funeral apartment, her little calculations of interest and her little sacrifices of pride; other interests and other prides were in agitation in all the parts of the castle into which a living soul could penetrate.
Gallon puffed at his cigar, and at the conclusion of the panegyric regarded the other curiously; but Daylight, ordering cocktails, failed to note this curious stare.
After having made a few preparatory experiments, he concluded with a panegyric upon modern chemistry, the terms of which I shall never forget: "The ancient teachers of this science," said he, "promised impossibilities and performed nothing.
of Athelstane in a doleful panegyric; another, in a Saxon genealogical poem, rehearsed the uncouth and harsh names of his noble ancestry.
His majesty, in another audience, was at the pains to recapitulate the sum of all I had spoken; compared the questions he made with the answers I had given; then taking me into his hands, and stroking me gently, delivered himself in these words, which I shall never forget, nor the manner he spoke them in: "My little friend Grildrig, you have made a most admirable panegyric upon your country; you have clearly proved, that ignorance, idleness, and vice, are the proper ingredients for qualifying a legislator; that laws are best explained, interpreted, and applied, by those whose interest and abilities lie in perverting, confounding, and eluding them.
Catherine assented -- and a very warm panegyric from her on that lady's merits closed the subject.
Perry was right in the midst of a flowery panegyric on the wonders of the peaceful beauty of the scene when a canoe shot out from the nearest island.
Then had come Lord Henry Wotton with his strange panegyric on youth, his terrible warning of its brevity.
He was one of those men, and they are not the commonest, of whom we can know the best only by following them away from the marketplace, the platform, and the pulpit, entering with them into their own homes, hearing the voice with which they speak to the young and aged about their own hearthstone, and witnessing their thoughtful care for the everyday wants of everyday companions, who take all their kindness as a matter of course, and not as a subject for panegyric.
To be sure our panegyrics were somewhat laconic, consisting in the repetition of that name, united with the potent adjective 'motarkee'.