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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 fulsome, gushing, gushy, hagiographic (also hagiographical), oily, oleaginous, soapy, unctuousRelated Words 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 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 adoring, worshipful, deifying, idolizing, worshipping (also worshiping)Related Words glorifying, reverent, reverential, venerating; hagiographic (also hagiographical); affectionate, fond, loving; appreciative, deferential, respectful; approvingNear Antonyms condemning, contemptuous, disapproving, hateful, loathing, scornful


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