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adulation

noun [U]     /ˌæd.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/
very great admiration or praise for someone, especially when it is more than is deserved: Minelli is a born performer - she loves the excitement and she loves the adulation.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down adulatory     /ˌæd.jʊˈleɪ.tər.i/ US  /ˈædʒ.əl.ə.tɔː.ri/ adjective formal I found myself irritated by the adulatory tone (= showing too much admiration) of her biography.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
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