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glorification

[glawr-uh-fi-key-shuh n, glohr-] /ˌglɔr ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌgloʊr-/
noun
1.
a glorified or more splendid form of something.
2.
the act of glorifying.
3.
the state of being glorified.
4.
exaltation to the glory of heaven.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Late Latin glōrificātiōn- (stem of glōrificātiō), equivalent to glōrific(āre) to glorify + -ātiōn- -ation
Related forms
deglorification, noun
reglorification, noun
self-glorification, noun
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Examples from the web for glorification
  • Despite the glorification of science, the marketplace sets the value and the price.
  • The oeuvres aren't the core of our researches anymore, but a mere pretext for self-glorification.
  • The media's glorification of celebrity pregnancies doesn't help things.
  • He conflated freedom with unfettered markets, and his legacy was a glorification of private wealth over the public good.
  • Juggling the twin melons of societal progress and self-glorification, its leader chose to let the first one drop.
  • Kaplan's glorification of military values is also disturbing.
  • Blacks, who were recruited by the university primarily as athletes, experienced both glorification and resentment.
  • But an exhibition is by nature a glorification of something, and it is a different vehicle from a dissertation.
  • Both were torn between self-expression-even self-glorification-and utter self-erasure.
  • The third thing is the increasing glorification of gun possession and use.
British Dictionary definitions for glorification

glorification

/ˌɡlɔːrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of glorifying or state of being glorified
2.
(informal) an enhanced or favourably exaggerated version or account
3.
(Brit, informal) a celebration
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Word Origin and History for glorification
n.

mid-15c. as a term in alchemy, "action of refining; state of being refined," from Late Latin glorificationem (nominative glorificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of glorificare (see glorify). From c.1500 in theology; general sense by mid-19c.

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