Synonyms and Antonyms of adulation
1 excessive admiration of or devotion to a person <the pathetic adulation of the leader of the cult by her misguided followers> Synonyms worship, deification, hero worship, idolatry, idolization, worshipping (also worshiping)Related Words adoration, deference, glorification, reverence, veneration; idealization, romanticization; affection, fancy, favor, fondness, like, liking, love; appreciation, esteem, regard, respect; approvalNear Antonyms condemnation, disapproval, disfavor, dislike, dismissal, disregard, hatred, loathing, scorn
2 excessive praise <more objective critics have observed that the artist never deserved the adulation heaped upon her mediocre paintings> Synonyms flattery, blarney, butter, flannel [British], incense, overpraise, soft soap, sweet talk, taffyRelated Words allurements, blandishments, endearments; caresses, compliments, congratulations, felicitations, greetings, regards, respects; adoration, idolatry, worship; fawning, sycophancy, toadying; cajolement, cajolery, ingratiation, smarm; acclaim, applause, commendation, praiseNear Antonyms bad-mouthing, belittlement, depreciation, detraction, disparagement, put-down
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