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Definition of "hero-worship" []

  • To revere as an ideal. (verb-transitive)
  • To adulate. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hero-worship" in a sentence
  • "Lacking any argument of any substance, the troll is reduced to pretending that exaggerrated caricatures of hero-worship are real, for the purpose of ridiculing the straw characters who hold those phony beliefs."
  • "Now this is no doubt a very comforting idea for those of us who harbor fantasies of romantic individualism and hero-worship, but I don't think it's the way architecture actually gets made in the real world."
  • "Stroud (the Bartimaeus Trilogy) explores the consequences behind legend-worthy acts of glory and the power and peril of blind faith and hero-worship."