Definitions

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  • adj. Approving, complimentary, admiring, lavish with praise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as panegyric.

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

  • adj. formally expressing praise

Etymologies

panegyric +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Among the letters Duwes includes (or composes?) from Mary's servants, the following panegyrical address was typical: "To the right high, right excellent, & right magnamous, My right redouted Lady, my Lady Mary of England, my lady and mistress, greeting [you] with joy everlasting."

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • By puncturing their smug self-righteousness and their pretense to impossibly high standards, Flashman shows them as genuinely great men and women, not the panegyrical statuary of Victorian literature—and he shows them as such by describing their response to him.

    Introduction to Flashman

  • There are some other geniuses that Mr. Bazzard has become acquainted with, who have also written tragedies, which likewise nobody will on any account whatever hear of bringing out, and these choice spirits dedicate their plays to one another in a highly panegyrical manner.

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • Why, writing a tragedy himself, with a judgment far different from that exhibited in his panegyrical preface, he totally rejects, and therefore tacitly condemns and abjures the use of prose-poetry.

    Review

  • These poems exhibit the essential ingredients of African poetry, which is largely panegyrical, dramatic, and musical.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • I saw another letter from a lady at Paris, in which there was a high panegyrical paragraph concerning you.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • Because of his position as official court historian, we may be tempted to regard Chastellains testimony as panegyrical embellishment.

    The Funeral of Duke Philip the Good

  • That exalted monarch then entered his own palace, worshipped by exalted Brahmanas conversant with the Vedas, eulogised by chanters of panegyrical hymns and congratulated by the citizens.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3

  • There is however in this epistle the true life of panegyrical performance; and I do not doubt but, if the patron would part with it, I can help him to others with good pretensions to it; viz., of uncommon understanding, who would give him as much as he gave for it.

    The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899

  • Mr. Macaulay would have aired the whole stores of his panegyrical vocabulary; and Sir John Hobhouse would not have gone abroad.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 330, April 1843

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