adulation

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From French adulation, from Latin adulātio (flattery).

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adulation (plural adulations)

  1. Flattery; fulsome praise.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 3, The Celebrity:
      Now all this was very fine, but not at all in keeping with the Celebrity's character as I had come to conceive it. The idea that adulation ever cloyed on him was ludicrous in itself. In fact I thought the whole story fishy, and came very near to saying so.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, ch. 1,
      It is still possible to discuss his place in art, and the adulation of his admirers is perhaps no less capricious than the disparagement of his detractors; [...]

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adulation f (plural adulations)

  1. adulation

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