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panegyrist

[pan-i-jir-ist, -jahy-rist, pan-i-jir-ist, -jahy-rist]
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noun
  1. a person who panegyrizes; eulogist.

Origin of panegyrist

1595–1605; < Late Latin panēgyrista < Greek panēgyristḗs one who takes part in a public festival or assembly, equivalent to panēgyr(izein) to celebrate a public festival (see panegyrize) + -istēs -ist
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Examples from the Web for panegyrist

Historical Examples

  • It seems that Turner was more catholic in his tastes than his panegyrist.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook

  • Once more I was on the point of rising and falling on my panegyrist; but I overcame my rage.

    Mauprat

    George Sand

  • Our business is not to play the panegyrist but the historian.

  • But the Frenchman peeps out under the panegyrist, after all.

  • In a word, I mean not to be his panegyrist but his historian.