encomiast

noun
en·​co·​mi·​ast | \ en-ˈkō-mē-ˌast How to pronounce encomiast (audio) , -mē-əst \

Definition of encomiast

: one that praises : eulogist

Other Words from encomiast

encomiastic \ en-​ˌkō-​mē-​ˈa-​stik How to pronounce encomiast (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of encomiast

1599, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for encomiast

Greek enkōmiastēs, from enkōmiazein to praise, from enkōmion

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“Encomiast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encomiast. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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