It's true that Berman's view of her subject is adulatory, even gushy.
McChrystal has lately been the subject of numerous media profiles, most of them adulatory.
Although not handsome, his face called for an adulatory responsiveness on the part of those who came in contact with him.
These verses have been disparaged as too adulatory in their tone.
The adulatory phrases used as mere conventionalities seemed to have actually turned his head.
Demochares, then, has said all this about the adulatory spirit and conduct of the Athenians.
Luca Pulci, the descendant of an ancient house of Tuscan nobles, composed an adulatory poem in octave stanzas on this event.
If they seem to us to-day flattering not to say adulatory, it must be remembered that such was the mode.
A murmur of adulatory incredulity arose from the group of courtiers.
He was then publishing his 'Typhon, or the Gigantomachy,' and dedicated it to the cardinal, with an adulatory sonnet.
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" (cf. Sanskrit valah "tail," Lithuanian valai "horsehair of the tail"). The original notion is "to wag the tail" like a fawning dog (cf. Greek sainein "to wag the tail," also "to flatter;" see also wheedle).