- adult education,
- adult fanconi's syndrome
Origin of adulation
Examples from the Web for adulatory
It's true that Berman's view of her subject is adulatory, even gushy.
McChrystal has lately been the subject of numerous media profiles, most of them adulatory.
When printed, the comedy was dedicated in adulatory terms to Nell Gwynne.The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)|Aphra Behn
A murmur of adulatory incredulity arose from the group of courtiers.The Vicomte de Bragelonne|Alexandre Dumas
Unused to the adulatory language of dedications, I am well aware that any such mode of address would offend your delicacy.
These verses have been disparaged as too adulatory in their tone.The Oxford Reformers|Frederic Seebohm
Although not handsome, his face called for an adulatory responsiveness on the part of those who came in contact with him.Edith and John|Franklin S. Farquhar
late 14c., "insincere praise," from Old French adulacion, from Latin adulationem (nominative adulatio) "a fawning; flattery, cringing courtesy," noun of action from past participle stem of aduliari "to flatter," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ulos "tail," from PIE *ul- "the tail" (cf. Sanskrit valah "tail," Lithuanian valai "horsehair of the tail"). The original notion is "to wag the tail" like a fawning dog (cf. Greek sainein "to wag the tail," also "to flatter;" see also wheedle).