Definition of encomiast in English:

encomiast

noun

formal
  • A person who publicly praises or flatters someone else.

    • ‘He is admired not as an uncritical encomiast of his own culture and society, but rather as an exemplum of the spirit - both critical and conservative - that is among the West's most enduring legacies to the world.’
    • ‘Yesterday, I watched a program by a famous encomiast in China.’
    sycophant, groveller, fawner, lackey, obsequious person, kowtower, time server
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Origin

Early 17th century: from Greek enkōmiastēs, from enkōmiazein to praise, from enkōmion (see encomium).

Pronunciation:

encomiast

/ɛnˈkəʊmɪast/