Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bestowing praise; commendatory; laudatory; eulogistic: as, an encomiastic address or discourse.
- n. An encomium.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Bestowing praise; praising; eulogistic; laudatory.
- n. A panegyric.
- adj. formally expressing praise
- From Ancient Greek ἐγκωμιαστικός. (Wiktionary)
“John Dryden considered "the great as entitled to encomiastic homage," wrote a censorious Samuel Johnson.”
“Let us recapitulate, since the steps Socrates is taking are so important for his critique of poetry (it is noteworthy that at several junctures, Socrates generalizes his results from epic to dithyrambic, encomiastic, iambic, and lyric poetry; 533e5-534a7, 534b7-c7).”
“After the first course, one coming to Herodes the rhetorician brought a palm and a wreathed crown, which one of his acquaintance, who had won the prize for an encomiastic exercise, sent him.”
“In rhetoric, they say the first part was demonstrative or encomiastic, the second deliberative, the third judicial.”
“This prose anthology includes a nicely annotated Defence with an outline of its encomiastic structure and marginalia to help keep the outline in mind.”
“These encomiastic phrases of the pious nun's are quoted by Blanco García”
“Besides, independent of everything else, what man would so outrage all decorum as to call himself the admiration of the age? for so is Grammont extolled in the Memoirs, with a variety of other encomiastic expressions; although, perhaps, such vanity has not been without example.”
“Thus Donne shows his medicinal knowledge in some encomiastic verses:”
“Johnson afterwards pronounced it to be "a perpetual model of encomiastic criticism;" and”
“They have been encomiastic even in regard to her voice and her manner of singing.”
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These come from gamma meditation ,I think.
GRE words from Princeton Review guide, ETS GRE Book from 2010 (for revised test), New Yorker/NY Times articles.
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found in the wild (i.e., not on Wordie!)
Max Beerbohm: specifically The Happy Hypocrite, 'a fairy tale for tired men', 1897; then Seven Men, 1919, expanded 1950
words I'm interested in inserting into my vocabulary? maybe? I don't really get wordie yet.
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