hero-worship

verb he·ro-wor·ship \ ˈhir-(ˌ)ō-ˌwər-ship \
Updated on: 2 Apr 2018

Definition of hero-worship

: to feel or express hero worship for

hero-worshiper

noun

First Known Use of hero-worship

1574

in the meaning defined above

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hero worship

noun

Definition of hero worship

1 : veneration of a hero
2 : foolish or excessive adulation for an individual

Examples of hero worship in a Sentence

  1. He objects to the unthinking hero worship of great athletes by their fans.

  2. once the object of uncritical hero worship, the aging quarterback now faces the derision of his team's fickle fans

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First Known Use of hero worship

1713

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HERO-WORSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of hero worship for English Language Learners

  • : foolish or excessive admiration of someone


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