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overpraise

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of overpraise

  1. excessive praise the piano instructor believes in encouraging her students but avoids any overpraise that might make them complacent Synonyms adulation, blarney, butter, flannel [British], incense, flattery, soft soap, sweet talk, taffyRelated Words 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 bad-mouthing, belittlement, depreciation, detraction, disparagement, put-down


overpraise

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of overpraise

  1. to praise too much proud parents are likely to overpraise their children for their earnest efforts at making handicrafts Synonyms adulate, belaud, blarney, butter up, hero-worship, honey, massage, flatter, puff, soft-soap, strokeRelated Words blandish, cajole, coax, sweet-talk, wheedle; fawn, kowtow, suck (up to), toady; idolize, worship; eulogize, extol (also extoll), laud, praise; applaud, commend, compliment; congratulate, felicitate; drool, gush, slaver, slobber; endear, ingratiate; court, romance, wooNear Antonyms bad-mouth, belittle, decry, depreciate, disparage, put down


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