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adulation

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noun ad·u·la·tion \ˌa-jə-ˈlā-shən, -dyə, -də-\

Definition of adulation

  1. :  excessive or slavish admiration or flattery

ad·u·lateplay \ˈa-jə-ˌlāt, -dyə-, -də-\ transitive verb
ad·u·la·torplay \-ˌlā-tər\ noun
ad·u·la·to·ryplay \-lə-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective


Examples of adulation

  1. The rugby player enjoyed the adulation of his fans.

  2. a writer who inspires adulation in her readers



Origin of adulation

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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