panegyric | panegyrical

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something that expresses praise

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panegyric - tribute

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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.

Synonyms homage
Antonyms denunciation

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  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.

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