- Excessively praising or admiring: an adulatory review the tone here is adulatory and uncriticalMore example sentences
flattering, complimentary, highly favourable, commendatory, enthusiastic, glowing, appreciative, praising, worshipping, worshipful, reverential, lionizing, blandishing, acclamatory, rhapsodic, eulogistic, laudatory, fulsome; honeyed, sugary, saccharine, cloying; nauseating, ingratiating, obsequious, unctuous, sycophantic, servile, fawning• informal bootlicking, smarmy, rave
- 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?