adulation

  • 1adulation — [ adylasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. adulatio ♦ Vieilli Flatterie servile. ⇒ flagornerie. ♢ Louange, admiration excessive. « Un besoin d adulation » (Sarraute) . ● adulation nom féminin (latin adulatio) …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2Adulation — Ad u*la tion, n. [F. adulation, fr. L. adulatio, fr. adulari, adulatum, to flatter.] Servile flattery; praise in excess, or beyond what is merited. [1913 Webster] Think st thou the fiery fever will go out With titles blown from adulation? Shak.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3adulation — ADULATION. s. f. Flatterie làche et basse. Il y a trop d adulation à cela. C est une adulation honteuse …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 4Adulation — (lat.), Schmeichelei …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 5Adulation — Adulation, Schmeichelei …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 6adulation — I noun admiration for, appreciation, approbation, blandishment, compliment, encomium, eulogy, fawning, flattery, glorification, homage, honor, idolatry, laudation, praise, sycophancy, toadyism II index doxology, honor (outward respect), mention… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7adulation — (n.) late 14c., insincere praise, from O.Fr. adulacion, from L. adulationem (nom. adulatio) a fawning; flattery, cringing courtesy, noun of action from pp. stem of aduliari to flatter, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + ulos tail, from PIE *ul …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8adulation — flattery, *compliment Analogous words: praise, laud (see corresponding verbs at PRAISE): *applause, acclaim: fulsomeness, unctuousness (see corresponding adjectives at FULSOME) Antonyms: abuse Contrasted words: obloquy, vituperation (see ABUSE):… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9adulation — [n] overenthusiastic praise applause, audation, blandishment, bootlicking*, commendation, fawning, flattery, sycophancy, worship; concepts 32,69 Ant. abuse, criticism …

    New thesaurus

  • 10adulation — ou flaterie, Adulatio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 11adulation — ► NOUN ▪ excessive admiration. DERIVATIVES adulate verb adulatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from adulari fawn on …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12adulation — (a du la sion ; en poésie, de cinq syllabes) s. f. Flatterie. L impudence de l adulation alla si loin ... De vaines adulations. •   Si vous prétendez vous en rendre digne par des bassesses, des soins, des assiduités, des adulations, des… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13ADULATION — s. f. Flatterie basse. Il y a trop d adulation à cela. C est une adulation honteuse …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 14ADULATION — n. f. Action d’aduler. Il y a trop d’adulation à cela. C’est une adulation honteuse …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 15adulation — [[t]æ̱ʤʊle͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT Adulation is uncritical admiration and praise of someone or something. The book was received with adulation by critics. Syn: acclaim …

    English dictionary

  • 16adulation — noun Etymology: Middle English adulacion, from Old French, from Latin adulation , adulatio, from adulari to fawn on (of dogs), flatter Date: 14th century excessive or slavish admiration or flattery • adulate transitive verb • adulator …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17Adulation — Culte de la personnalité Cette affiche de la propagande soviétique affirme « Staline le bien aimé est le bonheur du peuple ». Le culte de la personnalité est l adulation excessive d un chef d État dans un régime totalitaire. Par… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 18adulation — ad·u·la·tion (ăj ə lāʹshən) n. Excessive flattery or admiration.   [Middle English adulacioun, from Old French, from Latin adūlātiō, adūlātiōn , from adūlātus, past participle of adūlārī, to flatter.] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 19adulation — noun /ˈædˌjʊu.leɪ.ʃən/ Flattery; fulsome praise. The adulation of his admirers is perhaps no less capricious than the disparagement of his detractors. See Also: adulate, adulator, adulatory …

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  • 20adulation — noun (U) praise and admiration for someone that is more than they really deserve: basking in the adulation of his fans adulatory adjective …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English