from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to an encomiast.
  • adj. Bestowing praise; eulogistic; laudatory.
  • n. A panegyric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bestowing praise; praising; eulogistic; laudatory.
  • n. A panegyric.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bestowing praise; commendatory; laudatory; eulogistic: as, an encomiastic address or discourse.
  • n. An encomium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. formally expressing praise


From Ancient Greek ἐγκωμιαστικός. (Wiktionary)



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  • Yesterday an eager homunculus named L— struck foot across this threshold, sputtering encomiastic cackle.
    —Max Beerbohm, 'Felix Argallo and Walter Ledgett' (in a letter purporting to be written by Meredith)

    August 3, 2009