encomiastic

If you were about to give a speech and the person introducing you gave an encomiastic introduction, it would probably make you blush, since encomiastic means full of praise.

Encomiastic sounds like a fancy, dressed-up word, and it is: it’s usually used in formal situations where someone is describing a person's most wonderful traits, either in a speech or in writing. The Greek root is encomium, which means a particular kind of storytelling or public speaking that heaps praise on a person or thing. If you rearrange the letters in encomiastic, you get cosmetician, a dressed-up way of saying “makeup artist.”

Definitions of encomiastic
  1. adjective
    formally expressing praise
    synonyms: eulogistic, panegyric, panegyrical
    complimentary
    conveying or resembling a compliment
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