Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary


hero worship


Synonyms and Antonyms of hero worship

  1. excessive admiration of or devotion to a person <once the object of uncritical hero worship, the aging quarterback now faces the derision of his team's fickle fans> Synonyms adulation, deification, 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

Learn More about hero worship

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hero worship? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).