en·​co·​mi·​ast en-ˈkō-mē-ˌast How to pronounce encomiast (audio)
: one that praises : eulogist
encomiastic adjective

Word History


Greek enkōmiastēs, from enkōmiazein to praise, from enkōmion

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of encomiast was in 1599

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“Encomiast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encomiast. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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