Definition of Adulation

1. Noun. Servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise.

Generic synonyms: Flattery



Definition of Adulation

1. n. Servile flattery; praise in excess, or beyond what is merited.

Definition of Adulation

1. Noun. Flattery; fulsome praise. ¹

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Definition of Adulation

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Adulation

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"Courtiers are guilty of adulation; lovers are addicted to flattery ; people of ... adulation can never be practised without falsehood ; its means are ..."

2. Synonyms Discriminated: A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English by Charles John Smith (1893)
"Flattery improves upon existing excellences or merits ; adulation invests ... adulation gratifies the vanity. From one point of view »dotation is flattery ..."

3. The Connoisseur by Bonnell Thornton, George Colman, Mr Town, George Lyttelton Lyttelton (1903)
"honor to the age," and that he cannot speak of the artist without seeming to be " lavish in adulation." Horace Walpole himself, the happy and flattered ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"... showed conclusively that the ultimate aim of the Jesuit party's literary activity was calumny of Protestantism, adulation of Roman Catholic princes, ..."

5. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1858)
"... and Hamilton—Manners—Interference in Congressional Affaire —Hamilton's present Success—His different Classes of Adherents—The Bank Mania— adulation—Ames ..."

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