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- adj. Of or relating to an encomiast.
- adj. Bestowing praise; eulogistic; laudatory.
- n. A panegyric.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Bestowing praise; praising; eulogistic; laudatory.
- n. A panegyric.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bestowing praise; commendatory; laudatory; eulogistic: as, an encomiastic address or discourse.
- n. An encomium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. formally expressing praise
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.