Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. someone who writes the biography of a saint
  • n. someone who writes praising and flattering things about a person (as if that person were a saint)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the writers of the hagiographa; a writer of lives of the saints.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the writers of the Hagiographa; a writer of sacred books; a writer of lives of the saints.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the author of a worshipful or idealizing biography

Etymologies

hagiography +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Not sure if this is the work of some Jackson family-hired spin-doctor cum hagiographer, but here from Carolyn Kellog in the L.A. Times:

    Michael Jackson a Poetry Lover?

  • How appropriate of Dan Lyons, the experienced hagiographer of SCO.

    Fake Steve Jobs v. NYT over Zynga-gate - Boing Boing

  • After his long stretch as an untouchable hero and saint (courtesy of hagiographer R Bolt) it was about time that creep More was taken off his pedestal.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • A quick search reveals the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould - born 1834; died 1924 - was a hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist and prolific travel writer, whose accomplishments include a 16-volume lives of the saints and the book of werewolves.

    Getting From Here To There, The Retro Way

  • Barton Gellman of the Washington Post has now joined feature writers from Time in aping Cheney's hagiographer in chief, Stephen Hayes of The

    Pundits Trying to Help Cheney Avoid Jail

  • He has a fully visible collaborator and hagiographer named Mark Salter who is also his closest aide and his most vicious attack dog.

    Prickly McCain Refuses To Define "Honor" In Interview

  • If he runs, who would replace "thrill up my leg" Matthews as MSNBC's resident Obama hagiographer? print share

    Chris Matthews

  • Even after Obama had assumed office, Odierno, commander in Iraq, stated publicly (through Petraeus's hagiographer Tom Ricks) that he expected to keep 30,000 more troops in Iraq through 2014 or 2015, well after the December 2011 exit deadline called for in the Status of Forces Agreement.

    Happy Junta Grounds: Militarist Machiavellis Maneuver for More War

  • When Zev Chafets, Limbaugh's hagiographer, notes that he (actually, the NYT) picked up the check at Rush's favorite Palm Beach restaurant and left a tip, certain to be de minimis by Limbaugh standards, Diamond Rush reminded him in a postprandial email about his notorious and humble beneficence at a New York joint.

    Lionel: Rush Limbaughland: Where the Elite Meet to Bleat

  • The eminent historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. has sometimes been labeled a hagiographer for the Camelot chords he struck, but A Thousand Days is an intricate and serious narrative biography with sweeping historical themes and incisive drypoint character sketches.

    American Sketches

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