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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 adulatory word

  • adjective adulatory If someone makes an adulatory comment about someone, they praise them and show their admiration of them. 3
  • adjective adulatory expressing praise, esp obsequiously; flattering 3
  • noun adulatory excessive devotion to someone; servile flattery. 1
  • noun adulatory Excessively praising or admiring. 1
  • adjective adulatory In the manner of adulation; overly flattering. 0

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Parts of speech for Adulatory


adulatory popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for adulatory

adj adulatory

  • appreciative — An appreciative reaction or comment shows the enjoyment that you are getting from something.
  • congratulatory — A congratulatory message expresses congratulations.
  • respectful — full of, characterized by, or showing politeness or deference: a respectful reply.
  • polite — showing good manners toward others, as in behavior, speech, etc.; courteous; civil: a polite reply.
  • courtly — You use courtly to describe someone whose behaviour is very polite, often in a rather old-fashioned way.

adjective adulatory

  • praising — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
  • toadying — an obsequious flatterer; sycophant.
  • deferential — Someone who is deferential is polite and respectful towards someone else.
  • groveling — to humble oneself or act in an abject manner, as in great fear or utter servility.
  • snivelling — to weep or cry with sniffling.

Antonyms for adulatory

adj adulatory

  • unmannerly — not mannerly; impolite; discourteous; coarse.
  • disparaging — that disparages; tending to belittle or bring reproach upon: a disparaging remark.
  • insulting — giving or causing insult; characterized by affronting rudeness, insolence, etc.
  • unflattering — to try to please by complimentary remarks or attention.
  • blaming — to hold responsible; find fault with; censure: I don't blame you for leaving him.

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