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- n. One who lavishes excessive praises or flattery, one who adulates.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A servile or hypocritical flatterer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsequious flatterer; one who offers praise servilely.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who uses flattery
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Am I, because I acknowledge all this, an 'adulator' of the present?
In other words, there's everything a Pee-wee's Playhouse adulator would wish, including a secret word which when mentioned gets audience-participation cheers and applause.
He was a Greenspan adulator, who believed he'd abolished the cycle and believed bubbles were impossible to recognise, or to burst.
Her old adulator, also, vanished from public places, while her young admirer and his father hovered about in them as usual, but spiritless, comfortless, and as if in the same search as himself.
If you can believe it, Obama adulator Andrew Sullivan recently suggested that the Barack Obama campaign is "far too cocky for its own good."
And so is Venezuela run daily, a web of contradictions managed by incompetent people, while the boss is away wasting precious money as long as any adulator is crossing his path.
A technocrat and intellectual hermit who read nothing after he began to write his own large works, Comte was the adulator of “science” as he understood it.
His enormous income has been exhausted to the ultimate farthing, and at latest accounts he had quit the city, leaving behind him, it is shrewdly suspected, a large hotel bill, though no such admission can be extorted from his last landlord, who is evidently a sycophantic adulator of
Virtue is of an unvarying and inflexible nature: it disdains as much to be the flatterer of mobs, as the adulator of Princes: yet how often must he, who rises so far above his equals, have stooped below them?
A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Part I. 1792 Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners
If he do this with the mere intention of pleasing he is said to be "complaisant," according to the Philosopher (Ethic. iv, 6): whereas if he do it with the intention of making some gain out of it, he is called a "flatterer" or "adulator."
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