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Obsequious flattery; excessive admiration or praise.‘he found it difficult to cope with the adulation of the fans’
hero-worship, worship, admiration, admiring, high regard, respect, lionization, lionizing, idolization, idolizing, veneration, awe, devotion, adoration, exaltation, honour, homage, glorification, glory, praise, praising, commendation, flattery, applauseView synonyms
- ‘Musically this piece exists to excite gasps of admiration, if not downright adulation from the audience.’
- ‘The adulation nonetheless continued as the election drew closer.’
- ‘That is the only small price he has to pay for his unmatched adulation and unparalleled adoration from his countryman.’
- ‘Just which job is it that pays a fortune and showers its practitioners with honours and adulation to a great age?’
- ‘He was not the sort of prince who adored flattery and adulation, public appearances and such.’
- ‘The complaint is against his ideology - a concern that last week's adulation and denigration chose to ignore.’
- ‘I have seen her tame a noisy rock audience into a state of appreciative adulation.’
- ‘I mean on the one hand I'm sure he loves the glory, and he has to have this public adulation.’
- ‘In a fit of adulation I tell Sir John how much I enjoyed his work.’
- ‘Years of unimaginable success, glory and adulation were to follow.’
- ‘From being unsure about himself to coping with adulation, Sproule has raced forward in these last few weeks.’
- ‘Yet if the Welsh recover from their shaky start, it will be another manager who will be receiving the glory and adulation of a nation.’
- ‘Endless tributes, adulation and back rubs from his closest allies tend to obscure the truth.’
- ‘I get a lot of appreciation and adulation for the kind of music I create.’
- ‘Collins took off on his lap of honour, deserving adulation for his run of 9.98 secs.’
- ‘Though she was happy with the love and adulation that came with fame, she hated waking up early in the morning.’
- ‘Neither, although his comics have brought him a certain degree of wide-eyed adulation, is he any kind of superhero.’
- ‘His skills have brought him adulation and riches beyond belief.’
- ‘There will be no trophy or congratulation, no hyperventilation or applause or adulation.’
- ‘Is it just me or does anyone else find the spontaneous adulation and standing ovation before he's begun slightly embarrassing?’
Late Middle English: from Latin adulatio(n)-, from adulari ‘fawn on’.
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