panegyric

  • 1 Panegyric — Pan e*gyr ic, n. [L. panegyricus, Gr. panhgyrico s: cf. F. pan[ e]gyrique. See {Panegyric}, a.] An oration or eulogy in praise of some person or achievement; a formal or elaborate encomium; a laudatory discourse; laudation. See Synonym of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Panegyric — Pan e*gyr ic, Panegyrical Pan e*gyr ic*al, a. [L. panegyricus, Gr. panhgyrico s, from panh gyris an assembly of the people, a high festival; pa^, pa^n all + a gyris, agora , an assembly.] Containing praise or eulogy; encomiastic; laudatory.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 panegyric — index mention (tribute) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 panegyric — (n.) c.1600, eulogy, laudation, from Fr. panégyrique (1510s), from L. panegyricus public eulogy, originally an adjective, from Gk. panegyrikos (logos) (a speech) given in a public assembly, from panegyris public assembly in honor of a god, from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 panegyric — tribute, eulogy, *encomium, citation Analogous words: commendation, applauding or applause, complimenting or compliment (see corresponding verbs at COMMEND): acclaiming or acclaim, laudation, praising or praise, extolling or extollation (see… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 panegyric — ► NOUN ▪ a speech or text in praise of someone or something. DERIVATIVES panegyrical adjective. ORIGIN from Greek pan gurikos of public assembly …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 panegyric — [pan΄ə jir′ik, pan΄əjī′rik] n. [Fr panégyrique < L panegyricus < Gr panēgyris, public meeting < pan, all (see PAN ) + ageirein, to bring together] 1. a formal speech or piece of writing praising a person or event 2. high or hyperbolic… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Panegyric — A panegyric is a formal public speech, or (in later use) written verse, delivered in high praise of a person or thing, a generally highly studied and discriminating eulogy, not expected to be critical. It is derived from Greek meaning a speech… …

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  • 9 panegyric — panegyrical, adj. panegyrically, adv. /pan i jir ik, juy rik/, n. 1. a lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy. 2. formal or elaborate praise. [1590 1600; < L, n. use of panegyricus of, belonging to a public assembly < Gk… …

    Universalium

  • 10 panegyric — n. to deliver a panegyric * * * [ˌpænɪ dʒɪrɪk] to deliver a panegyric …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 panegyric — [[t]pæ̱nɪʤɪ̱rɪk[/t]] panegyrics N COUNT A panegyric is a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something. [FORMAL] ...Prince Charles s panegyric on rural living. Syn: eulogy …

    English dictionary

  • 12 panegyric — UK [ˌpænəˈdʒɪrɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms panegyric : singular panegyric plural panegyrics formal a speech, article, or poem that gives someone or something a lot of praise …

    English dictionary

  • 13 panegyric — noun the panegyric she delivered in Syd s memory brought tears to our eyes Syn: eulogy, speech of praise, paean, accolade, tribute …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 panegyric — noun Etymology: Latin panegyricus, from Greek panēgyrikos, from panēgyrikos of or for a festival assembly, from panēgyris festival assembly, from pan + agyris assembly; akin to Greek ageirein to gather Date: 1603 a eulogistic oration or writing;… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 panegyric — noun A formal speech or opus publicly praising someone or something. Syn: eulogy …

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  • 16 panegyric — Synonyms and related words: acclamatory, accolade, admiring, adulation, apotheosis, appreciative, approbatory, bepraisement, commendatory, complimentary, congratulation, deification, eloge, encomiastic, encomium, eulogistic, eulogium, eulogy,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 panegyric — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. praise; encomium, eulogy; approbation, laudation. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. laudatory, acclamatory, flattering; see complimentary . n. Syn. compliment, honor, eulogy, tribute; see praise 2 . See… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 panegyric — pan|e|gyr|ic [ˌpænıˈdʒırık] n [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: panegyricus, from Greek, from panegyris public meeting for celebration ] old fashioned formal a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something a lot …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 panegyric — pan|e|gyr|ic [ ,pænə dʒırık ] noun count FORMAL a speech, article, or poem that gives someone or something a lot of praise …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 panegyric —  A formal speech of praise …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors