Definition of personality cult in English:

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personality cult

Pronunciation: /ˌpərsnˈalədē kəlt/


Excessive public admiration for or devotion to a famous person, especially a political leader.
Example sentences
  • But in spite of its collectivist ideology the system rested on a charismatic leader and a personality cult around him.
  • But by opposing the myth of the objective reporter, don't you risk falling into the trap of your onscreen persona and the personality cult that grows up around it?
  • In addition, he encouraged his own personality cult among his people, acquiring the status of a semi-god over the decades.

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Syllabification: per·son·al·i·ty cult

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