What is another word for kudos?

Pronunciation: [kjˈuːdə͡ʊz] (IPA)

Kudos is a word that is commonly used to express admiration or praise for someone's accomplishments. However, there are several synonyms that can be used to convey the same meaning. Some of the most common synonyms for kudos are accolades, commendation, recognition, applause, plaudits, and congrats. While these words may have slightly different connotations or levels of formality, they all serve as alternatives to kudos that can add variety and nuance to your language. Whether you're writing a congratulatory message or giving a speech, using different synonyms for kudos can help you express yourself more effectively and eloquently.

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What are the opposite words for kudos?

Kudos, which means praise or recognition, has several antonyms. The first antonym is "blame," meaning to hold responsible or accountable for an error or fault. Another antonym is "criticism," which is negative feedback or disapproval of someone's actions or work. "Censure" is another antonym, meaning a formal condemnation or disapproval of someone's actions. "Detraction" is a term that refers to the act of depreciating someone or something by detracting or belittling it. Finally, "reproach" refers to a criticism or blame for a fault or wrongdoing. These antonyms provide a range of words to use instead of kudos when expressing disappointment or disapproval of someone's actions.

Usage examples for Kudos

A French scientist robs Benjamin Franklin of the kudos of his lightning-rod.
"The New North"
Agnes Deans Cameron
Has she not gained in both kudos and capital?
"The New North"
Agnes Deans Cameron
Yet Golding, being an artist at heart, cared for them for pure love of the work, rather than for any kudos such care might bring him.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener"
Leslie Moore

Famous quotes with Kudos

  • For some ungodly reason, I end up being naked in a lot of stuff. But there is a certain grace and kudos that come with taking your clothes off on the first day, a respect that is given by the rest of the cast.
    Paul Bettany
  • I do think that, for instance, we've been very lucky to have theatrical careers and be associated with Shakespeare which sometimes gives you a kind of bogus kudos.
    Kenneth Branagh
  • I give kudos to them for having the courage to bring me here... The risk is, I'm not the status quo.
    Jesse Ventura
  • Indeed, Barack Obama has exceptional qualities and deserves kudos for his achievement. He is genteel, articulate, poised and charming. He is a Harvard-educated lawyer, yet he remains accessible to the common man. He has been married since 1992, has two lovely daughters and is by all accounts a devoted family man. He is a pious Christian and a member of the United Church of Christ.
    Jeffrey T. Kuhner
  • I remember, too, the kudos being born in Calcutta gave me by making me stand-out as a rarity when, at the age of 10, I found myself in the highly competitive society of a British boarding school. To boost my kudos even further, I would boast that I was born in the "Second City of the British Empire.
    Mark Tully

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