V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a spoken or written tribute containing great praise in honor of a deceased person

Synonyms: memorial, remembrance, commendation, tribute, praise, exaltation

Antonyms: condemnation, damning, defamation, vilification

Tips: A eulogy is a formal oration given in praise for warrantable service, not to be confused with elegy, which is a poem written in tribute to the dead. This formal statement or speech, a eulogy, is a tradition in our culture and an important symbol of remembrance.

Usage Examples:

Writing a eulogy for the newly bereaved can be an arduous task both mentally and emotionally. (tribute, exaltation)

The eulogy was written in exaltation of the businessman's tremendous monetary gifts to many charitable organizations. (praise, commendation)

I laughed and cried while writing my Grandmother's eulogy. (tribute, exaltation)

After hearing the different eulogies told at my Uncle's funeral, I felt like I finally understood the impact he made on people. (tribute, exaltation)

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