Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “hero worship”

hero worship

noun [U]    
a feeling of extreme admiration for someone, imagining that they have qualities or abilities that are better than anyone else'sShowing respect and admiration hero-worship     /ˈhɪə.rəʊˌwɜː.ʃɪp/ US  /ˈhɪr.oʊˌwɝː-/ verb [T] (plural -pp- or US also -p-) She hero-worshipped her elder brother, and she was devastated when he died.Showing respect and admiration
(Definition of hero worship noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of hero worship

Word of the Day


physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More