panegyric

[ pan-i-jir-ik, -jahy-rik ]
/ ˌpæn ɪˈdʒɪr ɪk, -ˈdʒaɪ rɪk /

noun

a lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy.
formal or elaborate praise.

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Origin of panegyric

1590–1600; <Latin, noun use of panēgyricus of, belonging to a public assembly <Greek panēgyrikós, equivalent to panḗgyr(is) solemn assembly (pan-pan- + -ēgyris, combining form of ágyris gathering; cf. category) + -ikos-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM panegyric

pan·e·gyr·i·cal, adjectivepan·e·gyr·i·cal·ly, adverbself-pan·e·gyr·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for panegyric

panegyric
/ (ˌpænɪˈdʒɪrɪk) /

noun

a formal public commendation; eulogy

Derived forms of panegyric

panegyrical, adjectivepanegyrically, adverbpanegyrist, noun

Word Origin for panegyric

C17: via French and Latin from Greek, from panēguris public gathering, from pan- + aguris assembly
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