Containing extortionate compliments or praise servilely praising flattering as an adulatory target
- obsequiously free
- Containing exorbitant praise or praise; servilely praising; flattering; because, an adulatory address.
(a.) Containing extortionate praise or compliment; servilely praising; flattering; since, an adulatory address.
The worst blot on his fair fame is his adulatory congratulation of the murderous usurper Phocas; though his correspondence with the Frankish queen Brunhilda, and the series of letters to and concerning the renegade monk Venantius also present problems which his admirers find difficult of solution.