Origin of panegyric
Examples from the Web for panegyrical
Even Jefferson's most panegyrical biographer declares Marshall to have been "an earnest and sincere man."The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)|Albert J. Beveridge
Erasmus had a panegyrical humour towards his friends, of whom there were many in England.
But in these panegyrical orations, they oftimes rather exceed than excel.Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)|John Howie
Some panegyrical, directly contrary to the former; many of which we have in Martial upon the Emperor Domitian, and in others.Lectures on Poetry|Joseph Trapp
It is rather satirical than panegyrical in character, and its poetical worth is very far from high.A History of English Literature|George Saintsbury
British Dictionary definitions for panegyrical
Word Origin for panegyric
Word Origin and History for panegyrical
"eulogy, laudation," c.1600, from French panégyrique (1510s), from Latin panegyricus "public eulogy," originally an adjective, "for a public festival," from Greek panegyrikos (logos) "(a speech) given in a public assembly," from panegyris "public assembly (especially in honor of a god)," from pan- "all" (see pan-) + agyris "place of assembly," Aeolic form of agora (see agora).