noun \ˌa-jə-ˈlā-shən, -dyə, -də-\

Definition of ADULATION

:  excessive or slavish admiration or flattery
ad·u·late \ˈa-jə-ˌlāt, -dyə-, -də-\ transitive verb
ad·u·la·tor \-ˌlā-tər\ noun
ad·u·la·to·ry \-lə-ˌtr-ē\ adjective

Examples of ADULATION

  1. The rugby player enjoyed the adulation of his fans.
  2. a writer who inspires adulation in her readers


Middle English adulacion, from Old French, from Latin adulation-, adulatio, from adulari to fawn on (of dogs), flatter
First Known Use: 14th century


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