from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who writes or delivers panegyrics; a eulogist.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who writes or utters a panegyric; one who bestows praise; a eulogist; an encomiast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who delivers a panegyric; a eulogist; one who extols or praises, either by writing or speaking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A eulogist; one who delivers a panegyric or eulogy.

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

  • noun an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics


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  • His calling C.assus his "panegyrist" is explained by Letter XIX, pp. 33-34.] [Footnote 102: C., the elder, defended C.odius.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 The Whole Extant Correspodence in Chronological Order

  • “Your language is wonderfully altered within this twelvemonth,” said Mr Monckton; “the worthlessness of human nature! the miseries of life! this from you! so lately the champion of human nature, and the panegyrist of human life!”


  • “Envy,” it has been said, “permits every one to be the panegyrist of his own probity, but not of his own wit.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • That Zosimus, who seems to have endeavored to diminish the glory of Constantine, has said nothing of it, is not surprising; but the silence appears very strange in the author of the panegyric of Constantine, pronounced in his presence at Trier; in which oration the panegyrist expresses himself in magnificent terms on all the war against Maxentius, whom this emperor had conquered.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • And we shall assuredly not be without witnesses; there are mighty monuments of our power which will make us the wonder of this and of succeeding ages; we shall not need the praises of Homer or of any other panegyrist whose poetry may please for the moment,26 although his representation of the facts will not bear the light of day.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Constantine, is he not an author who, in this work, bears throughout the character of a panegyrist, rather than that of a historian?

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Lady Hervey, who is your puff and panegyrist, writes me word that she saw you lately dance at a ball, and that you dance very genteelly.

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

  • He too pronounces ex cathedra upon the characters of his contemporaries; and though he scruples not to deal out praise, even lavishly, to the lowest reptile in Grubstreet who will either flatter him in private, or mount the public rostrum as his panegyrist, he damns all the other writers of the age, with the utmost insolence and rancour —

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • Gentleman, a circumstance of which an ignorant panegyrist has praised him for not being proud; when the truth is, that the appellation of Gentleman, though now lost in the indiscriminate assumption of Esquire, was commonly taken by those who could not boast of gentility.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • Yet their anonymous panegyrist has made them patterns of all the virtues.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel


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