adulation [aj-uh-ley-shuh n] (previously 04-24-13)
1. excessive devotion to someone; servile flattery.
ad·u·la·to·ry [aj-uh-luh -tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈædʒ ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ , adjective
self-ad·u·la·tion , noun
self-ad·u·la·to·ry , adjective
un·ad·u·lat·ing , adjective
un·ad·u·la·to·ry , adjective
Related Words for adulation
applause, commendation, flattery, worship, blandishment, sycophancy, fawning, bootlicking
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Origin: Middle English < Middle French < Latin adūlātiōn- (stem of adūlātiō ) servile flattery, fawning, equivalent to adūlāt(us ), past participle of adūlārī, -āre to fawn upon (of dogs), apparently a nominal derivative, with ad- ad-, of an otherwise unattested base + -iōn- -ion
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