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From eulogy +‎ -ist.


eulogist ‎(plural eulogists)

  1. A speaker who delivers a funeral oration (eulogy) for a deceased person.
  2. A person who praises another person or thing.
    • 1850, Herman Melville, White Jacket, ch. 90:
      I consider, that so far as what is called military renown is concerned, the American Navy needs no eulogist but History.
    • 1867, Anthony Trollope, Phineas Finn, ch. 27:
      I am his eulogist; but I am not in love with him. If he were to ask me to be his wife to-morrow, I should be distressed, and should refuse him.