First Known Use of hero-worship
Synonymsadore, adulate, canonize, deify, dote (on), hero-worship, worship
Related Wordsappreciate, cherish, esteem, prize, treasure, value; fancy, favor, like, prefer; regard; hallow, respect, revere, venerate; approve, endorse (also indorse), support
Near Antonymsabhor, abominate, despise, detest, disdain, dislike, hate, loathe; belittle, deprecate, disparage, misprize, put down
Definition of hero worship
Examples of hero worship in a Sentence
He objects to the unthinking hero worship of great athletes by their fans.
once the object of uncritical hero worship, the aging quarterback now faces the derision of his team's fickle fans
Recent Examples of hero worship from the Web
There’s a scene in which the character is wheeled onto the ice before a Bruins game, where the crowd smothers him with hero worship.
But dialogue about his hero worship only feels like lip service to positive beliefs that Justice League's creators don't know how to effectively dramatize.
Whether out of despair, hero worship or budding ideological conviction, Pema makes up her mind to leave home and join Choeden and others on a long walk to freedom.
Many critics loved the movie, praising Aronofsky's directorial prowess and the movie's layered and dense subtext that comments on subjects as wide-ranging as love, sacrifice, organized religion and hero worship.
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First Known Use of hero worship
hero worship Synonyms
Synonymsadulation, deification, worship, idolatry, idolization, worshipping (also worshiping)
Related Wordsadoration, deference, glorification, reverence, veneration; idealization, romanticization; affection, fancy, favor, fondness, like, liking, love; appreciation, esteem, regard, respect; approval
Near Antonymscondemnation, disapproval, disfavor, dislike, dismissal, disregard, hatred, loathing, scorn
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Definition of hero worship for English Language Learners
: foolish or excessive admiration of someone
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