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  • nounadmiration of great person
  • verbadmire greatly

synonyms for hero worship

  • adoration
  • apotheosis
  • breathless adoration
  • deification
  • exaggerated respect
  • idolization
  • worship
  • adulate
  • dote on
  • esteem
  • exalt
  • glorify
  • idolize
  • lionize
  • look up to
  • revere
  • worship
  • fall all over
  • fawn on
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How to use hero worship in a sentence

His hero, Gulliver, discovers race after race of beings who typify the genera in his classification of mankind.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
General Lachambre, as the hero of Cavite, followed to receive the applause which was everywhere showered upon him in Spain.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
El Imparcial maintained that he was worthy of being honoured as a 19th century conquering hero.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
He stood, with the air of a hero, both arms extended towards the amazed pair of lovers.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Our hero smiled as he waved his hand to his companions, and, turning away, was soon lost to sight among the bushes.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Close to the wagon in which our hero lay the natives had erected a temporary hut of grass, about six feet high.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Mrs. Charmington, in a long tête-à-tête with which she had favoured him, had called him "her hero."
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
But Mrs. Charmington was already on the wane, and as he had no wish to be her hero now he rather fought shy of her.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Her exquisite, frail beauty held a strength that mocked the worship in his eyes and voice.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The horse made a spring to one side, and the beautiful new pipe was broken before the old hero had taken a single puff.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
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WORDS RELATED TO HERO WORSHIP

  • adulation
  • fervor
  • hero worship
  • infatuation
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.