Definition of encomiastic in US English:

encomiastic

adjective

formal
  • See encomiast

    • ‘Since poetry is essentially encomiastic, the great nobles have a definite use for it.’
    • ‘In the main, these are either gratuitously encomiastic or post-prandial.’
    • ‘To understand why the ‘lives’ began this way, it is important to remember that ‘lives’ were encomiastic narratives, a peculiar literary genre somewhere between the diegesis and the enkomion.’
    • ‘She makes use of his commentaries, but above all of his seven encomiastic homilies in praise of Paul.’

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