- a person who utters or writes an encomium; eulogist.
Origin of encomiast
Related Words for encomiasticappreciative, congratulatory, respectful, polite, flattering, acclamatory, approbatory, commendatory, adulatory, approbative, encomiastic, eulogistic, laudative, panegyrical, praiseful, courtly, fawning, honeyed, laudatory, unctuous
Examples from the Web for encomiastic
Historical Examples of encomiastic
They have been encomiastic even in regard to her voice and her manner of singing.The Merry-Go-Round
Carl Van Vechten
At the publication the wits seemed proud to pay their attendance with encomiastic verses.Lives of the Poets: Addison, Savage, and Swift
Musurus boasts in his encomiastic verses that the work was accomplished entirely by Cretans.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7)
John Addington Symonds
Her personal charms fully merited the encomiastic strains of the following epistle.
In rhetoric, they say the first part was demonstrative or encomiastic, the second deliberative, the third judicial.Essays and Miscellanies
- a person who speaks or writes an encomium
Word Origin for encomiast
c.1600, from Greek enkomiastes "one who praises," from enkomiazein, from enkomion (see encomium). Related: Encomiastic (1590s).