adulatory adulatory

Definition(s):

  • (adj) obsequiously complimentary

Usage(s):

  1. His main public activity was to dream up new, adulatory names for Nkrumah; but for weeks, rumors of his plans to overthrow the Redeemer had swirled through Accra.
  2. Such adulatory demonstrations were mild, however, compared with those of a new and even more liberated breed of female hero-worshipers.
  3. More questioning and less adulatory man-crushes on team Obama will serve you well.

News

  • ‘Inequality’ preaches to the choir

    Living proof that size and ego exist often in inverse proportion, Robert Reich, former secretary of labor in Clinton administration certainly doesn’t mind being the center of attention in spite of his small size, which he refers to in several self-deprecating remarks. This is good since he is the center of attention for much of Jacob Kornbluth’s adulatory documentary “Inequality for All.”
    on September 27, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "Obama's reception will be adulatory in contrast with Bush," Bolton predicted. "It will be a great photo-opportunity for the White House."
    on Sep 20, 2009 By: John Bolton Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. Emma Freud, the screen writer, says that she quit after four days because she was so addicted - but not before she had left the memorable: "Just back from Take That. Beyond words. Well, not beyond actually, just worthy of big extreme adulatory...
    on Jul 8, 2009 By: Emma Freud Source: Times Online

  3. "The conservative tendency has led to the appearance of groups like Opus Dei, the Charismatic movement etc, where Christians who are mostly papists, infantilised and adulatory, thrive," says Leonardo Boff, Brazil's best-known liberation...
    on Apr 15, 2005 By: Leonardo Boff Source: guardian.co.uk

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