cult of personality

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of cult of personality

:a situation in which a public figure (such as a political leader) is deliberately presented to the people of a country as a great person who should be admired and loved

Word by Word Definitions

cult play
  1. : a religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious (see spurious 2)

  2. : great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work (such as a film or book)

  3. : the object of such devotion

personality play
  1. : the quality or state of being a person

  2. : personal existence

  3. : the condition or fact of relating to a particular person


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