Synonyms and Antonyms of adulation
1 excessive admiration of or devotion to a person the pathetic adulation of the leader of the cult by her misguided followers Synonyms of adulation worship, deification, hero worship, idolatry, idolization, worshipping (also worshiping)Words Related to adulation adoration, deference, glorification, reverence, veneration; idealization, romanticization; affection, fancy, favor, fondness, like, liking, love; appreciation, esteem, regard, respect; approvalNear Antonyms of adulation condemnation, disapproval, disfavor, dislike, dismissal, disregard, hatred, loathing, scorn
2 excessive praise more objective critics have observed that the artist never deserved the adulation heaped upon her mediocre paintings Synonyms of adulation flattery, blarney, butter, flannel [British], incense, overpraise, soft soap, sweet talk, taffyWords Related to adulation allurements, blandishments, endearments; caresses, compliments, congratulations, felicitations, greetings, regards, respects; adoration, idolatry, worship; fawning, sycophancy, toadying; cajolement, cajolery, ingratiation, smarm; acclaim, applause, commendation, praiseNear Antonyms of adulation bad-mouthing, belittlement, depreciation, detraction, disparagement, put-down
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