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  • as incomplimentary
  • as incourtly
  • as infawning
  • as infulsome
  • as inglowing
  • as inlaudatory

synonyms for adulatory

  • appreciative
  • congratulatory
  • polite
  • respectful
  • approbative
  • approbatory
  • approving
  • celebrating
  • commendatory
  • courtly
  • encomiastic
  • encomiastical
  • eulogistic
  • fair-spoken
  • fawning
  • highly favorable
  • honeyed
  • honoring
  • laudatory
  • panegyrical
  • plauditory
  • praiseful
  • sycophantic
  • unctuous
  • well-wishing
  • with high praise
  • with highest recommendation
  • flattering
  • bootlicking
  • bowing
  • cowering
  • crawling
  • cringing
  • humble
  • ingratiating
  • kowtowing
  • prostrate
  • scraping
  • sniveling
  • abject
  • brown-nosing
  • compliant
  • mealy-mouthed
  • obsequious
  • parasitic
  • servile
  • slavish
  • spineless
  • submissive
  • subservient
  • sycophant
  • sycophantic

antonyms for adulatory

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  • unmannerly
  • blaming
  • censuring
  • critical
  • denouncing
  • disparaging
  • for sale
  • insulting
  • reproachful
  • unflattering
  • impolite
  • rude
  • undignified
  • unmannerly
  • unrefined
  • unsophisticated
  • vulgar
  • indecorous
  • inelegant
  • provincial
  • rough
  • uncivil
  • unpolished
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How to use adulatory in a sentence

The adulatory words which he puts into Moreau's mouth, may therefore never have been uttered by that unfortunate officer.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOL. 60, NO. 373, NOVEMBER 1846VARIOUS
He seems to have visited England in 1554 and to have been introduced to Cardinal Pole, to whom an adulatory motet appears in 1556.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 16, SLICE 2VARIOUS
As was customary, he was presented with adulatory addresses, and on October 10 departed in state.
THE SIEGE OF BOSTONALLEN FRENCH
It is, in form, necessarily a panegyric, as high-flown and adulatory as such performances in those days were bound to be.
BACONRICHARD WILLIAM CHURCH
Every art of praise was tried, and every source of adulatory fiction was exhausted.
THE YOUNG GENTLEMAN AND LADY'S MONITOR, AND ENGLISH TEACHER'S ASSISTANTJOHN HAMILTON MOORE
But even as he spoke we heard the adulatory shouts of the royal crier somewhere in our vicinity.
THE GREAT WHITE QUEENWILLIAM LE QUEUX
When printed, the comedy was dedicated in adulatory terms to Nell Gwynne.
THE WORKS OF APHRA BEHN, VOL. I (OF 6)APHRA BEHN
Montagu, whilst musically jingling in trowser-pocket handful of newly-minted sovereigns, equally adulatory.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 104, MARCH 11, 1893VARIOUS
These verses have been disparaged as too adulatory in their tone.
THE OXFORD REFORMERSFREDERIC SEEBOHM
The Gentry and Nobility here pay me almost an adulatory attention.
LETTERS OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, VOL. I (OF 2)SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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