laudation, encomium, cheering, regard, deification, praise, approval, plaudit, hero worship, a pat on the back, admiration, respect, overpraise, slaver, panegyric, sweet talk, approbation, applause, eulogy, credit, recognition, flannel, worship, oil, sycophancy, soft soap, blandishment, blarney, honeyed words, cheers, taffy, incense, brownie points, worshipping, acclamation, butter, idolatry, acclaim
flattery (part of speech: noun)
- He certainly has had adulation enough to spoil him, but it seems not to affect or harm him at all. - "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
- Whistler walked into a wave of adulation one day during the exhibition, and, affecting to " knock" with his knuckles, said sardonically: " Ha! - "Whistler Stories", Don C. Seitz.
- Napoleon, having left strong garrisons in the maritime cities of Poland and Northern Germany, returned to Paris in August, and was received by the Senate and other public bodies with all the triumph and excess of adulation. - "The History of Napoleon Buonaparte", John Gibson Lockhart.