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adulatory

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of adulatory

  1. 1 overly or insincerely flattering an office flunky who can be counted on to make an adulatory response to the boss's every suggestion Synonyms of adulatory fulsome, gushing, gushy, hagiographic (also hagiographical), oily, oleaginous, soapy, unctuousWords Related to adulatory drooling, slavering, slobbering; cloying, sickening; demonstrative, effusive, mushy, uninhibited, unreserved, unrestrained; artificial, backhanded, feigned, hypocritical, insincere, left-handed, mealymouthed, sanctimonious, two-faced; disarming, endearing, ingratiating, winning, winsome; extravagant, lavish, unrestrained; abundant, copious, profuseNear Antonyms of adulatory artless, earnest, genuine, heartfelt, honest, ingenuous, sincere, true, unaffected, unfeigned, unpretending, unpretentious

  2. 2 reflecting great admiration or devotion an adulatory eulogy delivered at a beloved teacher's retirement party Synonyms of adulatory adoring, worshipful, deifying, idolizing, worshipping (also worshiping)Words Related to adulatory glorifying, reverent, reverential, venerating; hagiographic (also hagiographical); affectionate, fond, loving; appreciative, deferential, respectful; approvingNear Antonyms of adulatory condemning, contemptuous, disapproving, hateful, loathing, scornful


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