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

  • noun Exaggerated praise, especially when used in publicity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Systematic puffing; extravagant praise.

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

  • noun The act of puffing; bestowment of extravagant commendation.

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

  • noun An act of puffing.
  • noun Fulsome public praise.

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

  • noun a flattering commendation (especially when used for promotional purposes)


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    - BBC article about Wikipedia.

    April 24, 2015