Synonyms for adulation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : aj-uh-ley-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˌædʒ əˈleɪ ʃən

Définition of adulation

Origin :
  • late 14c., "insincere praise," from Old French adulacion, from Latin adulationem (nominative adulatio) "a fawning; flattery, cringing courtesy," noun of action from past participle stem of aduliari "to flatter," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ulos "tail," from PIE *ul- "the tail" (cf. Sanskrit valah "tail," Lithuanian valai "horsehair of the tail"). The original notion is "to wag the tail" like a fawning dog (cf. Greek sainein "to wag the tail," also "to flatter;" see also wheedle).
  • noun overenthusiastic praise
Example sentences :
  • But adulation, flunkeyism, concert, covered the spark with dirt and mud.
  • Extract from : « Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863 » by Adam Gurowski
  • Through all this adulation Franklin passed serenely, if not unconsciously.
  • Extract from : « The Age of Invention » by Holland Thompson
  • Never was a poor fellow in this world less suited to adulation of this sort.
  • Extract from : « Barrington » by Charles James Lever
  • If you people will think back you'll realize you've all been raised on adulation of Germany.
  • Extract from : « The Forbidden Trail » by Honor Willsie
  • He had simply laughed off their adulation; but he was not laughing now.
  • Extract from : « Marion's Faith. » by Charles King
  • The nation, following the lead of the political leaders, joined in their adulation.
  • Extract from : « Mizora: A Prophecy » by Mary E. Bradley
  • One accustomed to adulation does not receive reproach gracefully.
  • Extract from : « The Faith Doctor » by Edward Eggleston
  • After this rare bit of adulation Molière's fortune was made.
  • Extract from : « In Chteau Land » by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
  • The name of Lafayette was hailed with adulation; then all was still.
  • Extract from : « True to His Home » by Hezekiah Butterworth
  • Ram Juna, on the other hand, betrayed no expectation of adulation.
  • Extract from : « Jewel Weed » by Alice Ames Winter

Antonyms for adulation

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