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adulation

Line breaks: adu|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /adjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of adulation in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Excessive admiration or praise: he found it difficult to cope with the adulation of the fans
More example sentences
  • I get a lot of appreciation and adulation for the kind of music I create.
  • Years of unimaginable success, glory and adulation were to follow.
  • There will be no trophy or congratulation, no hyperventilation or applause or adulation.
Synonyms
hero-worship, worship, admiration, admiring, high regard, respect, lionization, lionizing, idolization, idolizing, veneration, awe, devotion, adoration, exaltation, honour, homage, glorification, glory, praise, praising, commendation, flattery, applause;
rare laudation, eulogiums, magnification, magnifying

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin adulatio(n)-, from adulari 'fawn on'.

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