adulation adulation  /ˌæ dʒə ˈleɪ ʃən/


  • (n) servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise


  • The star grew so use to adulation that when he fell from public grace he was shattered.


  1. Marshall: Griffin III will be fine if he maintains focus

    The line in sports between public adulation and criticism is thin and easily crossed.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Abilene Reporter-News

  2. Adoration Trumped Differences, Until It Didn’t – Modern Love

    A writer reflects on a relationship in which her boyfriend’s instant adulation eclipsed her doubts about how little they knew about each other.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Robert Sietsema Is Hopeful for the Future of Food Writing

    Can't you tell how serious he is? "Why pay expenses and pay a food critic when you can get the same bounce making puffy descriptions of places that open? I’m hoping that once people start treating food as a normal thing and not some source of adulation, we’ll be able to go back to food journalism." — Former Village Voice food critic Robert Sietsema , who was fired last month after twenty years ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: New York Magazine


  1. "The adulation he received was very much deserved," Cheeks said. "I got to watching him and got a little touched by it and I realized I had to go coach the game."
    on Mar 20, 2008 By: Maurice Cheeks Source:

  2. "To me, it's reminiscent of how (Muhammad) Ali was," Arum said. "It's mainly with Filipinos, but it's the same adulation that I remember when I was promoting Ali. He's a lovely kid. He's not braggadocious like Ali, but he's hardly quiet. He's...
    on Mar 13, 2008 By: Bob Arum Source:

  3. "I hope one day that adulation might be there in Australia because it's my home country," Watson said, "and I love playing in Australia, for Australia."
    on Jun 4, 2008 By: Shane Watson Source:

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