What is another word for adulatory?

Pronunciation: [ˌadjʊlˈe͡ɪtəɹˌi] (IPA)

Adulatory is an adjective that depicts someone who is overly complimentary, fawning, or obsequious. Some synonyms for adulatory include sycophantic, flattering, groveling, obsequious, and servile. Other synonyms include deferential, toadyish, bootlicking, and praise. These terms are often used to describe people who insincerely praise others or who seek to gain favor by flattery. While adulatory can have a positive connotation, suggesting sincere admiration, it is often used in a negative way, suggesting insincerity or manipulation. Synonyms like respectful, appreciative, and complimentary are more likely to be used in a positive context.

Synonyms for Adulatory:

What are the hypernyms for Adulatory?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for adulatory?

Adulatory is a term used to describe excessively praising or flattering someone. Its antonym can either be critical or derogatory, meaning to express disapproval or negative opinions about someone or something. It is also the opposite of the term "candid," which means to express frank opinions or truthful remarks. Another antonym for adulatory is unbiased or impartial, which means to have a fair and neutral judgment without being influenced by personal opinions or favoritism. Alternatively, the term "denigrating" can be used as an antonym for adulatory, which means to criticize or belittle someone or something.

Usage examples for Adulatory

It was perhaps a bit of adulatory verse.
"The Letters of William James, Vol. II"
William James
As was customary, he was presented with adulatory addresses, and on October 10 departed in state.
"The Siege of Boston"
Allen French
One of the commonest errors, attributing immense antiquity, oriental origin, and everything noble in Ireland to the Milesians, originated with these men; or, rather, was transferred from the adulatory songs of clan-bards to grave stories.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry"
Thomas Davis Commentator: T. W. Rolleston

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