V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (n.) a formal speech or writing that is intended to praise; (adj.) expressing praise
Synonyms: (n.) commendation, reward, tribute, award, citation, acclamation, praise, encomium, (adj.) laudatory, flattering, complimentary
Antonyms: (n.) disdain, condemnation, criticism, (adj.) critical
Tips: Panegyric is derived from the Latin panegyricus, which means "public eulogy." Panegyric has come to simply denote a public speech of praise.
In ancient Athens, panegyrics were delivered at festivals and games in order to inspire the citizens to achieve great things. (acclamations) noun
Milton was assigned to deliver the obligatory panegyric to honor the new leader. (tribute) noun
The tennis player's panegyric speech to his opponent was seen as a mark of great sportsmanship. (laudatory, complimentary) adjective
My friend's panegyric statements on my birthday were sweet, but a little over-the-top. (laudatory, flattering) adjective
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