Definition of adulatory in English:


Line breaks: adu|la¦tory
Pronunciation: /ˌadʒʊˈleɪt(ə)ri


Excessively praising or admiring: an adulatory review the tone here is adulatory and uncritical
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  • Yet almost everything he wrote about Stalin's Soviet Union takes the form of adulatory, gushing hymns to Stalin.
  • We all ‘know’ about the secret police knocking on the door at night, adulatory TV programs exalting the president-for-life, the pervasive corruption, queues and shortages, or the silly propaganda.
  • Did Auden ever look back on his adulatory poem about Sigmund Freud, whom he makes out to be a secular saint of science, with similar embarrassment, once it began to seem that Freud's ideas may have hurt more people than they helped?
honeyed, sugary, saccharine, cloying;
nauseating, ingratiating, obsequious, unctuous, sycophantic, servile, fawning
informal bootlicking, smarmy, rave

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