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See definition of overpraise on Dictionary.com
  • as inblarney
  • as inflatter
  • as inoverrate
  • as inpuff
  • as insweet-talk

synonyms for overpraise

  • adulation
  • baloney
  • blandishment
  • cajolery
  • coaxing
  • compliments
  • exaggeration
  • eyewash
  • fawning
  • honey
  • incense
  • ingratiation
  • oil
  • wheedling
  • a line
  • inveiglement
  • soft soap
  • soft words
  • sweet-talk
See also synonyms for: overpraised / overpraising
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How to use overpraise in a sentence

Avoid also speaking of any house where you may have been a guest in terms of overpraise, giving glowing pictures of its splendor.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
As an artist he belongs to the list of the great men who have paid for overpraise in their lifetime by oblivion after their death.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
Now prove that I did not overpraise you; for a misstep means, perhaps, a broken leg.
THE YOUNG CONTINENTALS AT BUNKER HILLJOHN T. MCINTYRE
“You must not overpraise our little maid,” she warned Captain Enos reprovingly.
A LITTLE MAID OF MASSACHUSETTS COLONYALICE TURNER CURTIS
It would be hard to overpraise the sweetness and pleasing freshness of this charming epic.
MACMILLAN & CO.'S CATALOGUE SEPTEMBER 1874VARIOUS
Our lives have not been all sunshine, but Zulime has met all storms with a brave sweetness, which I cannot overpraise.
A DAUGHTER OF THE MIDDLE BORDERHAMLIN GARLAND
One cannot well overpraise the rural and pastoral beauty of Englandthe beauty of her fields, parks, downs, holms.
FRESH FIELDSJOHN BURROUGHS
Let those who may fancy that I overpraise these men, read their memoirs, and they will be convinced of the truth of my statements.
THE CRUISE OF THE MARY ROSEWILLIAM H. G. KINGSTON
They seemed to be summed up in Horsham, according to her opinion, though she did not overpraise him.
THE HALL AND THE GRANGEARCHIBALD MARSHALL
As a man cannot flatter God, nor overpraise him, so a man cannot injure man, nor undervalue him.
DEVOTIONS UPON EMERGENT OCCASIONSJOHN DONNE
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WORDS RELATED TO OVERPRAISE

  • a line
  • adulation
  • baloney
  • blandishment
  • cajolery
  • coaxing
  • compliments
  • exaggeration
  • eyewash
  • fawning
  • honey
  • incense
  • ingratiation
  • inveiglement
  • oil
  • overpraise
  • soft soap
  • soft words
  • sweet-talk
  • wheedling
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.