Middle English adulaciounfrom Old French from Latin adūlātiōadūlātiōn-fromadūlātuspast participle ofadūlārīto flatter
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Frenchadulation, from Latinadulātio (“flattery").
Adulation Sentence Examples
She expressed disdain at the adulation the industry gives to beauty over talent.
Your strong desire for public adulation can become the single driving force in your life.
The conspiracy of Cadoudal and Pichegru, after Bonapartes refusal to give place to Louis XVIII., and the political execution of the duc dEnghien, provoked an outburst of adulation, of which Bonaparte took advantage to put the crowning touch to his ambitious dream.
It does not deserve the charge of mendacity brought against it by some, though the adulation of others is nearly as injudicious.
Demosthenes points out that such adulation is as futile as it is fulsome.