adulation definition

  • noun:
    • Excessive flattery or admiration.
    • Flattery; fulsome compliments.
    • Servile flattery; praise in excess, or beyond what's merited.
    • Servile flattery; extortionate or unmerited praise; exaggerated match.
    • Synonyms Adulation, Flattery, Compliment. These are kinds of praise. Adulation is servile and fulsome, continuing often from a blind worship or through the hope of advantage. It may not be, but typically is, addressed straight to its item. Flattery is addressed towards person flattered; its item would be to gratify vanity, with or without a selfish ulterior item. It really is generally compliments beyond justice. Praise is milder, and might be expressive of truth; it might be honest and designed to motivate or even show value and esteem. We may speak of a compliment, not of an adulation or a flattery. Adulation of the conqueror; gross or delicate flattery of those in energy; the language of go with. In conduct, the correspondent to adulation is obsequiousness.
    • servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise

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