(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. idolization, hero worship, applause, laudation; see admiration , flattery , praise 1 , 2 , worship 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
flattery, *feet-kissing, *apple-polishing, *brown-nosing, worshipping, fawning, exaltation, sycophancy, blarney, toadying, blandishment, slavishness, adoration.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Excessive, ingratiating praise: blandishment, blarney, flattery, incense2, oil, slaver. Informal: soft soap. Idiom: honeyed words. See PRAISE.

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  • adulation — [ adylasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. adulatio ♦ Vieilli Flatterie servile. ⇒ flagornerie. ♢ Louange, admiration excessive. « Un besoin d adulation » (Sarraute) . ● adulation nom féminin (latin adulatio) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Adulation — Ad u*la tion, n. [F. adulation, fr. L. adulatio, fr. adulari, adulatum, to flatter.] Servile flattery; praise in excess, or beyond what is merited. [1913 Webster] Think st thou the fiery fever will go out With titles blown from adulation? Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adulation — ADULATION. s. f. Flatterie làche et basse. Il y a trop d adulation à cela. C est une adulation honteuse …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Adulation — (lat.), Schmeichelei …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Adulation — Adulation, Schmeichelei …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • adulation — I noun admiration for, appreciation, approbation, blandishment, compliment, encomium, eulogy, fawning, flattery, glorification, homage, honor, idolatry, laudation, praise, sycophancy, toadyism II index doxology, honor (outward respect), mention… …   Law dictionary

  • adulation — (n.) late 14c., insincere praise, from O.Fr. adulacion, from L. adulationem (nom. adulatio) a fawning; flattery, cringing courtesy, noun of action from pp. stem of aduliari to flatter, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + ulos tail, from PIE *ul …   Etymology dictionary

  • adulation — flattery, *compliment Analogous words: praise, laud (see corresponding verbs at PRAISE): *applause, acclaim: fulsomeness, unctuousness (see corresponding adjectives at FULSOME) Antonyms: abuse Contrasted words: obloquy, vituperation (see ABUSE):… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • adulation — [n] overenthusiastic praise applause, audation, blandishment, bootlicking*, commendation, fawning, flattery, sycophancy, worship; concepts 32,69 Ant. abuse, criticism …   New thesaurus

  • adulation — ou flaterie, Adulatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • adulation — ► NOUN ▪ excessive admiration. DERIVATIVES adulate verb adulatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from adulari fawn on …   English terms dictionary

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