encomium
[ en-koh-mee-uhm ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
mid 16th century; Latin "discriminating expression of approval, formal praise or laudation of a person or thing," 1580s, from Late Latin encomium, from Greek enkōmion (epos) "laudatory (ode) to a conquer or eulogy or panegyric on a living person"
Synonyms
  • accolade
  • commendation
  • eulogy
  • panegyric
  • praise
  • tribute
Antonyms
  • blame
  • censure
  • condemnation
  • criticism
Definition
a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly
Example
A) After he gave up music he stopped receiving his usual encomium. B) She was praised and given encomium by the many fans that idolized her.
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