前缀ad-, 去，往。词根ul, 尾巴，同squirrel,大尾巴，指松鼠。该词指摇尾乞怜。
- adulation (n.)
- late 14c., "insincere praise," from Old French adulacion, from Latin adulationem (nominative adulatio) "a fawning; flattery, cringing courtesy," noun of action from past participle stem of aduliari "to flatter," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ulos "tail," from PIE *ul- "the tail" (cognates: Sanskrit valah "tail," Lithuanian valai "horsehair of the tail"). The original notion is "to wag the tail" like a fawning dog (compare Greek sainein "to wag the tail," also "to flatter;" see also wheedle).
- 1. The book was received with adulation by critics.
- 2. The teenager's adulation of the top group worried her parents.
- 3. He thrived on the adulation of his henchmen.
- 4. He has spent a month basking in the adulation of the fans back in Jamaica.
- 5. She had not had adulation and affectionate propositions before.
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