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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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