adulation

[ aj-uh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌædʒ əˈleɪ ʃən /

noun

excessive devotion to someone; servile flattery.

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 adulatory (1 of 2)

adulatory
/ (ˌædjʊˈleɪtərɪ, ˈædjʊˌleɪtərɪ) /

adjective

expressing praise, esp obsequiously; flattering

British Dictionary definitions for adulatory (2 of 2)

adulation
/ (ˌædjʊˈleɪʃən) /

noun

obsequious flattery or praise; extreme admiration
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