to show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admire servilely.
I fear that Virgil was harmed by the Georgican success, and became more than ever an adulator of the ruling powers.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 68, June, 1863 Various
But their good sense would despise the adulator who should pretend that they always reason right about the means of promoting it.
Democracy In America, Volume 1 (of 2) Alexis de Toqueville
(transitive) to flatter or praise obsequiously
1777, back-formation from adulation.
excessive devotion to someone; servile flattery. Contemporary Examples It’s true that Berman’s view of her subject is adulatory, even gushy. Hugh Hefner’s Legacy Richard Porton July 28, 2010 McChrystal has lately been the subject of numerous media profiles, most of them adulatory. Gen. McChrystal’s Credibility Problem Jon Krakauer October 13, 2009 Historical Examples Although not […]
adullam one of the royal cities of the Canaanites, now ‘Aid-el-ma (Josh. 12:15; 15:35). It stood on the old Roman road in the valley of Elah (q.v.), which was the scene of David’s memorable victory over Goliath (1 Sam. 17:2), and not far from Gath. It was one of the towns which Rehoboam fortified against […]
noun a person who has withdrawn from a political group and joined with a few others to form a dissident group an inhabitant of the city of Adullam (Gen. 38:1, 12, 20).
having attained full size and strength; grown up; mature: an adult person, animal, or plant. of, relating to, or befitting adults. intended for adults; not suitable for children: adult entertainment. a person who is fully grown or developed or of age. a full-grown animal or plant. a person who has attained the age of maturity […]