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Meaning of "adulatory" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ADULATORY

adulatory  [ˌædjʊˈleɪtərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ADULATORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Adulatory is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ADULATORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

adulatory

Flattery

Flattery is the act of giving excessive compliments, generally for the purpose of ingratiating oneself with the subject. Historically, flattery has been used as a standard form of discourse when addressing a king or queen. In the Renaissance, it was a common practice among writers to flatter the reigning monarch, as Edmund Spenser flattered Queen Elizabeth I in The Faerie Queene, William Shakespeare flattered King James I in Macbeth and Niccolò Machiavelli flattered Lorenzo II de' Medici, ruler of Florence and Duke of Urbino, in The Prince. Flattery is also used in pick-up lines when attempting to initiate romantic courtship. Most associations with flattery, however, are negative. Negative descriptions of flattery range at least as far back in history as The Bible. In the Divine Comedy, Dante depicts flatterers wading in human excrement, stating that their words were the equivalent of excrement, in the 8th Circle of Hell. An insincere flatterer is a stock character in many literary works. Examples include Wormtongue from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Goneril and Regan from King Lear, and Iago from Othello.

Definition of adulatory in the English dictionary

The definition of adulatory in the dictionary is expressing praise, esp obsequiously; flattering.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ADULATORY


anovulatory
ˌænɒvjʊˈleɪtərɪ
circulatory
ˌsɜːkjʊˈleɪtərɪ
compilatory
ˌkɒmpɪˈleɪtərɪ
congratulatory
kənˌɡrætʃʊˈleɪtərɪ
copulatory
ˌkɒpjʊˈleɪtərɪ
deregulatory
diːˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪtərɪ
escalatory
ˌeskəˈleɪtərɪ
expostulatory
ɪksˈpɒstjʊˌleɪtərɪ
jaculatory
ˌdʒækjʊˈleɪtərɪ
matriculatory
məˌtrɪkjʊˈleɪtərɪ
oscillatory
ˌɒsɪˈleɪtərɪ
postulatory
ˈpɒstjʊˌleɪtərɪ
regulatory
ˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪtərɪ
revelatory
ˌrevəˈleɪtərɪ
self-congratulatory
ˌselfkənɡrætʃʊˈleɪtərɪ
self-regulatory
ˌsɛlfrɛɡjʊˈleɪtərɪ
stridulatory
ˈstrɪdjʊˌleɪtərɪ
tabulatory
ˌtæbjʊˈleɪtərɪ
translatory
trænsˈleɪtərɪ
ventilatory
ˈvɛntɪˌleɪtərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ADULATORY

adularescence
adularescent
adularia
adulate
adulation
adulator
Adullamite
adult
adult education
adult education centre
Adult Training Centre
adulterant
adulterate
adulteration
adulterator
adulterer
adulteress
adulteries
adulterine
adulterise

WORDS THAT END LIKE ADULATORY

ambulatory
anti-inflammatory
conservatory
defamatory
derogatory
directory
discriminatory
explanatory
exploratory
inflammatory
laboratory
mandatory
migratory
obligatory
observatory
participatory
predatory
preparatory
purgatory
research laboratory
respiratory

Synonyms and antonyms of adulatory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ADULATORY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «adulatory» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of adulatory

Translation of «adulatory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ADULATORY

Find out the translation of adulatory to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of adulatory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «adulatory» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

谄媚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

adulatory
570 millions of speakers

English

adulatory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अतिप्रशंसायुक्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

متزلف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

льстивый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

adulatory
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সংপ্রশংসনীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

adulateur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Adulatory
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schmeichlerisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

お世辞の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아첨
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Adulatory
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người nịnh hót
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

adulatory
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Adulatory
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yaranmaya çalışan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

adulatory
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

adulatory
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

улесливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

adulatory
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κολακευτικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

adulatory
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

smickrande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

adulatory
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of adulatory

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ADULATORY»

The term «adulatory» is normally little used and occupies the 124.492 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ADULATORY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «adulatory» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «adulatory» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about adulatory

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ADULATORY»

Discover the use of adulatory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to adulatory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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LISZT PIANO SONATA MONOGRAPHS - Arthur Friedheim’s Recently ...
1910 New York sonata negative sonata unstated sonata vitriolic sonata dismissive sonata adulatory sonata unstated sonata negative sonata ambiguous performance performance performance performance performance performance ...
Gerard Carter, Martin Adler, 2010
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How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power ...
Challenges conventional views about standardized testing to argue that success is more determined by self-discipline, and describes the work of pioneering researchers and educators who have enabled effective new teaching methods.
Paul Tough, 2012
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The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal
Well, as 1 told you, I went to this Adulatory, but at first could only see what they call the offices, where there were many sea Jerris waiting to see Lord Pelfvile, the First Jerri of the Adulatory ; but by all accounts they might have waited long ...
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The New Monthly Magazine
Well, as 1 told you, 1 went to this Adulatory, but at first could only see what they call the offices, where there were many sea Jerris waiting to see Lord Pelfvile, the First Jerri of the Adulatory ; but by all accounts they might have waited long ...
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New Monthly Magazine
... celebrated, for example, the fete of the Archi-Chancellor Cambaceres by the production of " Le Manuscrit DechireV' An impromptu by Moreau was sung after the play, which itself overflowed with adulatory paragraphs, concerning the "ami du ...
Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, 1865
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Oxford Thesaurus of English
admonition. F. adulatory. 18 off, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, bawl out, pitch into, lay into, lace into, blow up, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a ...
Maurice Waite, 2009
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An Humble, Introductory, Prefatory, Adulatory, Consolatory, ...
Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.This collection reveals the ...
BiblioBazaar, Multiple Contributors, 2010
8
Dublin review: a quarterly and critical journal. 1842,2
We shall particularly distinguish, what we may call, the dignified, the adulatory, and the idolatrous. Of the first class, little is to be said : they emanate from those minds which can keep in sight, without abasement, the circumstances which have ...
9
The Uniqueness of China's Development Model, 1842-2049
... order will prevail throughout heaven and earth, and all things will be nourished and flourish.” “Affable but not adulatory” is a quote from The Analeetx; Zi Lu: “The superior man is affable, but not adulatory; the mean man is adulatory, but not ...
Kwok-wah Yip, 2012
10
The Westminster Review
1375], Such is a specimen of the adulatory language with which the ears of the great despot were continually regaled" [p. 351]. That the people of the Athenians were supreme and all- powerful as to every thing in the city, and were able to do  ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ADULATORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term adulatory is used in the context of the following news items.
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Wikipedia Edits On India's First PM Tracked To Government IP
An entire range of Wikipedia edits regarding Indian entertainment, ranging from adulatory to simply bizarre, seem to originate from behind ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
2
Picking up the pieces in Nepal
What needs to be understood is that while the Chinese media may have been as adulatory about the work of Chinese teams in Nepal, Nepali ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
3
Think the Nehru Wikipedia edit is bad? See what else government …
Vishnuvardhan's Wikipedia page is already adulatory – it has an entire sub section titled “Dr.Vishnuvardhan's Respect towards women”. But the ... «Scroll.in, Jul 15»
4
Dylann Roof, 4chan, and the New Online Racism
That's a far cry from the kind of ambivalent, if not adulatory treatment, offered to the avatars of 4chan's bleeding-edge web culture, who were ... «Daily Beast, Jun 15»
5
Cannes Lions: Pregnant Kim K. Vs. The Pickles
The adulatory audience seemed equally overjoyed and relieved. But first, Mrs. Kardashian West was asked: “What is the one essential value for ... «MediaPost Communications, Jun 15»
6
Emergency saga
But in August 1975 journalist Uma Vasudev, who had written an adulatory biography of Indira Gandhi, managed to get an extensive interview ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jun 15»
7
Exiting Stealth Mode, 24M Takes On the Battery Industry
... adulatory profile on the website Quartz. The company calls its new battery “the most significant advancement in lithium-ion technology since ... «MIT Technology Review, Jun 15»
8
Euro-centrism & our academia
Scholars of his ilk, in fact, remained resistant to any narrative countering these deep-seated, adulatory and discursive thoughts and practices. «The News on Sunday, Jun 15»
9
Love & Mercy
The film's feel-good factor eventually overwhelms pretensions to art and pushes Pohlad's film into more adulatory territory. Love & Mercy may ... «The List, Jun 15»
10
Alessia Cara: The Ultimate YouTube Cover Star Success Story
Though she seemingly came out of nowhere to many of her suddenly adulatory fans, Cara was actually discovered two years ago at age 16 via ... «SPIN, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Adulatory [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/adulatory>. Apr 2020 ».
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