hero-worship hero-worship

Definition(s):

  • (v) love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • But at the sight of Georges wreathed in victorious smiles, the usual hero-worship set in and all sense of gloom was rapidly dissipated.

News

  • Robert Downey Jr. Disappoints a Child into Tears

    When you grow up, hero-worship is usually reserved for athletes, musicians, actors, and the occasional political figure. But when you're a kid, you worship actual superheroes — something Robert Downey Jr. learned the hard way when he met Jaxson Denno, a little boy going on 2 who's obsessed with Iron Man. The problem with the meeting: RDJ was on location shooting The Judge , which has nothing to ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Zimbio

Quotes

  1. "This is not a hero-worship film," director Julien Temple told Billboard.com last November. "Hopefully it does show a real human being, because that's what Joe was, first and foremost. He certainly wasn't a saint of any kind. Hopefully, the...
    on Jan 31, 2007 By: Julien Temple Source: Billboard

  2. Sharing details of the film, Salman said, "I wrote the script of 'Veer' 20 years ago when the trend was of hero-worship. We need to have heroes who we can look up to. Let us the see the fate of my film, if it succeeds then it is everyone's film and...
    on Jan 19, 2010 By: Salman Khan Source: The Hindu

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