- a lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy.
- formal or elaborate praise.
Origin of panegyric
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Examples from the Web for panegyric
I could not endure to change my invective into panegyric all at once, and so soon.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
The object of his discourse was a panegyric of himself and a satire on all other conjurors.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
He pronounced the panegyric of Robespierre, and the apotheosis of Marat.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
The Menexenus veils in panegyric the weak places of Athenian history.Menexenus
Or again, let us suppose that both should have occasion to pronounce a panegyric.Hiero
- a formal public commendation; eulogy
Word Origin and History for panegyric
"eulogy, laudation," c.1600, from French panégyrique (1510s), from Latin panegyricus "public eulogy," originally an adjective, "for a public festival," from Greek panegyrikos (logos) "(a speech) given in a public assembly," from panegyris "public assembly (especially in honor of a god)," from pan- "all" (see pan-) + agyris "place of assembly," Aeolic form of agora (see agora).