Part of speech: noun

A formal expression of praise; a eulogy.

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Usage examples "encomium":

  1. Greene was in the field to the entire satisfaction of Washington, the army and Congress- a high encomium upon their perseverance and activity when we reflect upon their limited means to perform a mighty work. - "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", L. Carroll Judson.
  2. But how, I pray, can the Landholder be certain that I deserve this encomium? - "Essays on the Constitution of the United States", Paul Leicester Ford.
  3. Now that the College, after twenty years, has had the warm encomium of the President of the United States in his message to Congress, it is interesting to a veteran recipient of its early buffets to recall conditions. - "From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life", Captain A. T. Mahan.