V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


noun, adjective

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.

Usage Examples:

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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