Part of speech: noun

Servile flattery; fulsome compliment.

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Usage examples "adulation":

  1. And so it came about that Freddie sat face to face with the last resort, at the foot of the chaise- longue, gazing with serene adulation into the eyes of a woman who might have had a son as old as he- if she had had one at all. - "The Husbands of Edith", George Barr McCutcheon.
  2. But there was no mistaking the adulation in the boy's eyes, and even in the midst of her misery she felt a little glow of gratification. - "The Keeper of the Door", Ethel M. Dell.
  3. Pampered and petted with excessive adulation, can it be wondered that he had visions of power hitherto undreamed of? - "Mohammed, The Prophet of Islam", H. E. E. Hayes.