hero-worship

hero worship

noun
1.
a profound reverence for great people or their memory.
2.
extravagant or excessive admiration for a personal hero.

Origin:
1765–75

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hero-worship

[heer-oh-wur-ship]
verb (used with object), hero-worshiped, hero-worshiping or (especially British) hero-worshipped, hero-worshipping.
to feel or express hero worship for.

Origin:
1880–85

hero-worshiper, noun
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hero worship
 
n
1.  admiration for heroes or idealized persons
2.  worship by the ancient Greeks and Romans of heroes
 
vb , hero-worship, -ships, -shipping, -shipped, -ships, -shiping, -shiped
3.  (tr) to feel admiration or adulation for
 
'hero-worshipper
 
n

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