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panegyric(pănˌə-jĭrˈĭk, -jīˈrĭk)

(noun) - a formal expression of praise

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EXAMPLES - Panegyric in a Sentence

  1. Listen to the panegyric which neighbor makes of neighbor. (source)
  2. As to the justice of his panegyric, that is matter of taste. (source)
  3. And now, what is the whole foregoing discourse, but a kind of panegyric (source)
  4. General Kinsale, 'when you make your panegyric of an absent lady to a present one.' (source)
  5. Allen's book is no panegyric to Franklin Roosevelt, the New Deal or the Democratic Party. (source)
  6. "You cannot escape liking the climate," Cudworth said, in reply to my panegyric on the Kona coast. (source)
  7. The wedding was celebrated in a panegyric of 307 addressed to both the groom and his new father-in-law. (source)
  8. A Latin panegyric which is alone available among his writings is rather a language exercise than a poem. [ (source)
  9. I BELIEVE KENNETH WOODWARD engages in quite a bit of revisionist history himself in his panegyric to Pius XII. (source)
  10. For those worried that Gitlin and Leibovitz have written some kind of panegyric on America and Israel, fear not. (source)
  11. While the story left me wanting more in the pejorative sense, it also left me wanting to read more of Doug TenNapel's work in the panegyric sense. (source)
  12. An express, therefore, was ordered to Cleves, for informing him of these ill tidings, with a very elaborate panegyric from Miss Margland of her own conduct; and (source)
  13. Gallon puffed at his cigar, and at the conclusion of the panegyric regarded the other curiously; but Daylight, ordering cocktails, failed to note this curious stare. (source)
  14. At the American Enterprise Institute war-cheerleaders, dressed as academicians, were delivering a panegyric on how peaceful and stable the situation in Iraq had become. (source)
  15. ViiSor, the hiftoriari, who clofes his hiftory with a kind of panegyric on Theodo - lius, is thought to have lived in his time, and to have written ibon after the death of that prince (9). (source)
  16. Alexius is lost in a vague constellation of virtues; and the perpetual strain of panegyric and apology awakens our jealousy, to question the veracity of the historian, and the merit of her hero. (source)
  17. The first species of composition in either way was probably some general, indefinite topic of praise or blame, expressed in a song or hymn, which is the most common and simple kind of panegyric and satire. (source)
  18. All things considered, what can't be read into that refrigerator magnet panegyric she delivered, lauding her maverick self for defying those inevitable dead fish, lame duck pitfalls of the political establishment? (source)
  19. The genuine character of Alexius is lost in a vague constellation of virtues; and the perpetual strain of panegyric and apology awakens our jealousy to question the veracity of the historian, and the merit of the hero. (source)
  20. At another recent meeting, Yaroslavsky delivered a 1,165-word panegyric commemorating five people, including former Czech president Vaclav Havel and writer Christopher Hitchens, neither of whom had significant dealings with the county. (source)
  21. Once, Corliss, listening to an extravagant panegyric bursting from the lips of Mrs. Schoville, permitted himself the luxury of an incredulous smile; but the quick wave of color in Frona's face, and the gathering of the brows, warned him. (source)
  22. To appoint a biographer is to bespeak a panegyric; and I doubt whether they who collect their books for the Public, and, like me, are conscious of no intrinsic worth, do but beg mankind to accept of talents (whatever they were) in lieu of virtues. (source)
  23. To some degree such invective countered the unbridled hype characterized by this panegyric by an anonymous English critic in 1841: "Liszt, the Polyphemus of the pianoforte; the Aurora Borealis of musical effulgence; the Niagara of thundering harmonies." (source)
  24. He persuaded himself, therefore, that she had more words than meaning; and extolled all the obvious truths uttered by Mrs. Mittin, to shew his superior admiration of what, being plain and incontrovertible, he dignified with the panegyric of being sensible. (source)
  25. In the midst of this prolonged panegyric on Father Crackenthorp, the boat touched the beach, the rowers backed their oars to keep her afloat, whilst the other fellows lumped into the surf, and, with the most rapid dexterity, began to hand the barrels ashore. (source)
  26. There is a free-rider problem: Why spend time composing a precis or a panegyric when a potential buyer persuaded thereby to want the book will simply buy the cheaper copy offered by the next seller, who spent his time preparing as many bare-bones listings as he could. (source)
  27. How else can one view this panegyric by Fraser Nelson of the Spectator for Jim Murphy, Minister for Europe (quite literally) in the Socialist administration that will govern us awhile yet until the Treaty of Lisbon, which he is ramming through Parliament, comes into force? (source)
  28. Delusionary, Dancing Bush yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Delusionary, Dancing Bush'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: At the American Enterprise Institute war-cheerleaders, dressed as academicians, were delivering a panegyric on how peaceful and stable the situation in Iraq had become. (source)
  29. Of the touches of which the Egil's Saga is full, few are better perhaps than the picture in a dozen words of King Eric Blood-axe "sitting bolt upright and glaring" at the son of Skallagrim as he delivers the panegyric which is to save his life, and the composition of which had been so nearly baulked by the twittering of the witch-swallow under his eaves. (source)
  30. I am desired to deliver a brief panegyric on this celebrated freebooter, and I go behind the modern definition of the word "panegyric" (as a pompous and ornamented piece of rhetoric) to its original significance, which was, as I take it, the reminder, to a great assembly of persons, of the reason why they have been brought together in the name of a man long dead. (source)
  31. Friend to whom he alluded, some time ago, would have found himself enabled, from the mystery in which certain matters were involved, to gratify himself and his auditors by allusions which found a responding chord in their own feelings, and to deal in the language, the sincere language, of panegyric, without intruding on the modesty of the great individual to whom he referred. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 31 example sentences provided below is 39.0, which suggests that "panegyric" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.


We have 3 synonyms for panegyric.

acclamatory, complimentary, praising


We have 0 antonyms for panegyric.


Pronunciation: (pănˌə-jĭrˈĭk, -jīˈrĭk)

Syllabification: e-gyr-ic


View up to 25 definitions of panegyric from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (noun) A formal eulogistic composition intended as a public compliment.
  2. (noun) Elaborate praise or laudation; an encomium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) A formal speech or opus publicly praising someone or something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) An oration or eulogy in praise of some person or achievement; a formal or elaborate encomium; a laudatory discourse; laudation. See Synonym of eulogy.
  2. (adjective) Containing praise or eulogy; encomiastic; laudatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) Addressed to a festal assembly; epidictic; hence, containing praise or eulogy; of the nature of panegyric; encomiastic.
  2. (noun) A eulogy, written or spoken, in praise of some person or achievement; a formal or elaborate encomium.
  3. (noun) Praise bestowed on some person, action, or character; laudation: as, a tone of exaggerated panegyric.
  4. (noun) Synonyms Encomium, etc. see eulogy.
  5. (None) To praise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (noun) a formal expression of praise
  2. (adjective) formally expressing praise