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hero-worship

verb

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1 to love or admire too much
  • people who hero-worship celebrities are setting themselves up for disappointment

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2 to praise too much
  • a golfing pro who is hero-worshipped by hordes of weekend duffers

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hero worship

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of hero worship (Entry 2 of 2)

excessive admiration of or devotion to a person
  • once the object of uncritical hero worship, the aging quarterback now faces the derision of his team's fickle fans

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The first known use of hero-worship was in 1574

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“Hero-worship.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hero-worship. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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