hero worship

See synonyms for: hero worship / hero-worshiped / hero-worshiping / hero-worshipped on Thesaurus.com

noun

a profound reverence for great people or their memory.
extravagant or excessive admiration for a personal hero.

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Origin of hero worship

First recorded in 1765–75

Definition for hero worship (2 of 2)

hero-worship
[ heer-oh-wur-ship ]
/ ˈhɪər oʊˌwɜr ʃɪp /

verb (used with object), he·ro-wor·shiped, he·ro-wor·ship·ing or (especially British) he·ro-wor·shipped, he·ro-wor·ship·ping.

to feel or express hero worship for.

Origin of hero-worship

First recorded in 1880–85

OTHER WORDS FROM hero-worship

he·ro-wor·ship·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hero worship

hero worship

noun

admiration for heroes or idealized persons
worship by the ancient Greeks and Romans of heroes

verb hero-worship, -ships, -shipping or -shipped or US -ships, -shiping or -shiped

(tr) to feel admiration or adulation for

Derived forms of hero worship

hero-worshipper, noun
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