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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [aj-uh-ley-shuh n]
    • /ˌædʒ əˈleɪ ʃən/
    • /ˌæd.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [aj-uh-ley-shuh n]
    • /ˌædʒ əˈleɪ ʃən/

Definitions of adulation word

  • uncountable noun adulation Adulation is uncritical admiration and praise of someone or something. 3
  • noun adulation obsequious flattery or praise; extreme admiration 3
  • noun adulation excessive devotion to someone; servile flattery. 1
  • noun adulation Obsequious flattery; excessive admiration or praise. 1
  • noun adulation adoration, devotion 1
  • noun adulation Flattery; fulsome praise. 0

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Parts of speech for Adulation


adulation popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for adulation

noun adulation

  • applause — Applause is the noise made by a group of people clapping their hands to show approval.
  • commendation — the act or an instance of commending; praise
  • flattery — the act of flattering.
  • worship — reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred.
  • blandishment — the act of blandishing; cajolery

Antonyms for adulation

noun adulation

  • abuse — Abuse of someone is cruel and violent treatment of them.
  • criticism — the analysis or evaluation of a work of art, literature, etc
  • disparagement — the act of disparaging.

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