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Meaning of EULOGY

Pronunciation:  'yoolujee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a formal expression of praise

EULOGY is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: encomium, paean, panegyric, pean
 See Also: congratulations, kudos, praise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Eu"lo*gy\, n.; pl. {Eulogies}. [Gr. ?, from ? well
speaking; ? well + ? to speak. Cf. {Eulogium}, and see
A speech or writing in commendation of the character or
services of a person; as, a fitting eulogy to worth.

      Eulogies turn into elegies.              --Spenser.

Syn: Encomium; praise; panegyric; applause.

Usage: {Eulogy}, {Eulogium}, {Encomium}, {Panegyric}. The
       idea of praise is common to all these words. The word
       encomium is used of both persons and things which are
       the result of human action, and denotes warm praise.
       Eulogium and eulogy apply only to persons and are more
       studied and of greater length. A panegyric was
       originally a set speech in a full assembly of the
       people, and hence denotes a more formal eulogy,
       couched in terms of warm and continuous praise,
       especially as to personal character. We may bestow
       encomiums on any work of art, on production of genius,
       without reference to the performer; we bestow
       eulogies, or pronounce a eulogium, upon some
       individual distinguished for his merit public
       services; we pronounce a panegyric before an assembly
       gathered for the occasion.

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