- 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 panegyrical
So now she filled a whole page of her diary with panegyrical regrets.Queen Victoria
Some panegyrical, directly contrary to the former; many of which we have in Martial upon the Emperor Domitian, and in others.Lectures on Poetry
We have studiously avoided portraying fashionable life according to the vulgar notions, whether depreciatory or panegyrical.
Even Jefferson's most panegyrical biographer declares Marshall to have been "an earnest and sincere man."The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)
Albert J. Beveridge
He is perhaps weakest, like all poets with the signal exception of Dryden, when he is panegyrical.A Short History of French Literature
- a formal public commendation; eulogy
Word Origin and History for panegyrical
"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).