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panegyric | panegyrical

panegyric panegyrical
something that expresses praise
  • How to Memorize
    • panegyric - tribute
  • Analysis

    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.

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  • Example(s)
    1. The journalist’s piece on the political candidate was not objective in the least. In fact, it could be described as positively panegyric.

    2. In countries with a state-run media, almost everything that is reported is simply panegyrical propaganda.

    3. The movie was a beautiful panegyric to a bygone era and was loved by critics and audiences alike.