V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: excessive flattery or admiration

Synonyms: admiration, adoration, fawning, flattery, exaltation


Tips: Adulation is derived from the Latin adulari, "to flatter." Adulation is praise that is often overdone or excessive. Adulation is similar to flattery. While adulation is excessive praise, flattery is praise used to influence someone or to win favor.

Usage Examples:

The celebrity was greeted with adulation wherever he went. (admiration, fawning)

Although it was received with adulation by the critics, I didn't think the book was very good. (flattery, praise)

Celebrities become addicted to the adulation they receive from adoring fans and people in the media. (excessive praise and admiration)

The adulation given to the singer was more than she deserved. (adoration, praise)

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