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The formal word ‘panegyric’ refers to something, such as a speech or piece of writing, that praises somebody or something to a high degree. In some contexts, it implies something overly eulogistic that is done in a way that may seem bombastic or propagandistic. However, in others, it can be regarded as entirely appropriate.
The journalist’s piece on the political candidate was not objective in the least. In fact, it could be described as positively panegyric.
In countries with a state-run media, almost everything that is reported is simply panegyrical propaganda.
The movie was a beautiful panegyric to a bygone era and was loved by critics and audiences alike.