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hero worship

noun
1.
a profound reverence for great people or their memory.
2.
extravagant or excessive admiration for a personal hero.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75

hero-worship

[heer-oh-wur-ship] /ˈhɪər oʊˌwɜr ʃɪp/
verb (used with object), hero-worshiped, hero-worshiping or (especially British) hero-worshipped, hero-worshipping.
1.
to feel or express hero worship for.
Origin
1880-85
Related forms
hero-worshiper, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hero worship

hero worship

noun
1.
admiration for heroes or idealized persons
2.
worship by the ancient Greeks and Romans of heroes
verb hero-worship, -ships, -shipping, -shipped (US) -ships, -shiping, -shiped
3.
(transitive) to feel admiration or adulation for
Derived Forms
hero-worshipper, noun
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