Definition of Adulatory

1. Adjective. Obsequiously complimentary. "They listened with flattering interest"

Similar to: Flattering
Derivative terms: Adulate



Definition of Adulatory

1. a. Containing excessive praise or compliment; servilely praising; flattering; as, an adulatory address.

Definition of Adulatory

1. Adjective. In the manner of adulation; overly flattering. ¹

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Definition of Adulatory

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adulatory

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aduentures
aduki bean
aduki beans
adularescence
adularia
adularias
adulate
adulated
adulates
adulating
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adulations
adulator
adulators
adulatory (current term)
adulatress
adulescent
adulescents
adult
adult-movie
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adult-onset diabetes mellitus
adult-onset still's disease
adult T-cell leukaemia
adult T-cell lymphoma
adult body
adult content
adult education
adult female

Literary usage of Adulatory

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1. Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest: With Anecdotes of by Agnes Strickland, Elizabeth Strickland (1843)
"... adulatory stan/as as these, the time was fast approaching whim would show that she was in nowise distinguished above other ..."

2. A History of My Time: Memoirs of Chancellor Pasquier by duc Etienne-Denis Pasquier, Edme Armand Gaston Audiffret-Pasquier (1894)
"... imperial procession passed by — His arrest and setting at liberty owing to the intercession of M. Pasquier — adulatory address of the Senate in reply to ..."

3. Travels: Comprising Observations Made During a Residence in the Tarentaise by Robert Bakewell (1823)
"adulatory SPEECH OF ONE OF THE SYNDICS. GENERAL APPEARANCE OF THE CITY AND INHABITANTS. PRACTICAL INFLUENCE OF THE WRITINGS OF ROUSSEAU ON THE GENEVESE. ..."

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