- to feel or express hero worship for.
Origin of hero-worship
- a profound reverence for great people or their memory.
- extravagant or excessive admiration for a personal hero.
Origin of hero worship
Related Words for hero-worshipeulogize, glorify, idolize, acclaim, immortalize, worship, exalt, adulate, praise, honor, aggrandize, hero-worship, adoration, apotheosis, idolization, deification
Examples from the Web for hero-worship
Contemporary Examples of hero-worship
It is to hero-worship players while considering them disposable as human beings.Players' Physical Abuse, Sandusky Case Show Little Honor Left in Football
November 21, 2011
Historical Examples of hero-worship
Carlyle, in the theory of hero-worship, has made capital use of Boswell.James Boswell
William Keith Leask
The latter was closely bound up with polytheism and hero-worship.The Legacy of Greece
Every extravagance of hagiology can be found in hero-worship.Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens
G. K. Chesterton
Blessed, thrice blessed, is it to find that hero-worship is not yet passed away!Daily Thoughts
The most famous course, on Hero-Worship, was delivered in May, 1840.Victorian Worthies
George Henry Blore
- admiration for heroes or idealized persons
- worship by the ancient Greeks and Romans of heroes
- (tr) to feel admiration or adulation for