Definition of adulation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌajəˈlāSH(ə)n/


Obsequious flattery; excessive admiration or praise: he found it difficult to cope with the adulation of the fans
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  • 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.
hero worship, worship, idolization, adoration, admiration, veneration, awe, devotion, glorification, praise, flattery, blandishments


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

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Syllabification: ad·u·la·tion

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