Definition of lionization in English:


(British lionisation)


  • See lionize

    • ‘He owed his eventual lionization to Seeger, who formed with him the Almanac Singers, which first brought his work to popular attention.’
    • ‘It was a lionization of the ‘good man,’ who quietly bears the burden for his neighbor.’
    • ‘Some movies, regardless of whether they are seen in January, June, or December, stand out as sure-fire candidates for end-of-the-year lionization.’
    • ‘An adequate response to this mutual lionisation would require the skills of a Jonathan Swift or Mark Twain.’
    • ‘The type of flattery that has reached dangerous proportions today is the absurd adulation and lionization of movie stars and other celebrities.’