Overpraising O`ver*prais"ing, n. The act of praising unduly; excessive praise. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • overpraising — v. praise excessively; give undeserved praise …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overpraise — /oh veuhr prayz /, v., overpraised, overpraising, n. v.t. 1. to praise excessively or unduly. n. 2. excessive or undeserved praise. [1350 1400; ME overpreisen (v.); see OVER , PRAISE] * * * …   Universalium

  • fulsome — Synonyms and related words: Fescennine, Gongoresque, Johnsonian, Rabelaisian, abhorrent, abject, abominable, adulatory, affected, arrant, atrocious, awful, bad, bad smelling, barfy, base, bawdy, beastly, bedizened, beggarly, below contempt,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • uncritical — Synonyms and related words: adulatory, blanket, careless, casual, credulous, cursory, depthless, doting, easily taken in, easy of belief, fond, fulsome, general, hero worshiping, idolatrous, imprecise, imprudent, inaccurate, inclined to believe,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • flattery — n 1. compliment, salute, praise, laudation; tribute, extolment, exaltation, celebration, glorification; eulogy, eulogium, eulogization, encomium, panegyric, adulation; trumpetry, crying up, ringing or singing [s.o. s] praises, puffery, puffing up …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • overpraise — /oʊvəˈpreɪz/ (say ohvuh prayz) verb (t) (overpraised, overpraising) to praise to an excessive degree …   Australian English dictionary

  • mis|praise — «mihs PRAYZ», transitive verb, praised, prais|ing. 1. to praise mistakenly or imprudently: »They, whom I have so mispraised, are the worse in the sight of God for my overpraising (John Donne). 2. to dispraise; blame …   Useful english dictionary

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