- The definition of adulation is intense adoration.
An example of adulation may be a couple who is very much in love.
Excessive flattery or admiration.
Origin of adulationMiddle English adulacioun, from Old French, from Latin adūlātiō, adūlātiōn-, from adūlātus, past participle of adūlārī, to flatter.
Variant of adulate
transitive verbadulated, adulating
- to praise too highly or flatter servilely
- to admire intensely or excessively
Origin of adulate; from Classical Latin adulatus, past participle of adulari, to fawn upon, origin, originally , to wag the tail ; from ad-, to + an unverified form ūlos, tail ; from Indo-European an unverified form ūlo ; from base an unverified form wel- from source walk: compare wheedle