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adulation

[ aj-uh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌædʒ əˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun

excessive devotion to someone; servile flattery.

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Origin of adulation

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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British Dictionary definitions for adulation

adulation
/ (ˌædjʊˈleɪʃən) /

noun

obsequious flattery or praise; extreme admiration
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