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kudos

If you're really good at judo, you will get kudos, or praise and congratulations, for your speed and strength.

You get kudos for doing something well, whether a class presentation, a chore, or a performance in a game or recital. Getting kudos for doing something that makes you famous or well-known is possible too, though it's easier to get kudos just for doing a good job. Kudos looks like a plural noun, but the s is just the ending of the original Greek word.

Definitions of kudos
  1. noun
    an expression of approval and commendation
    synonyms: congratulations, extolment, praise
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    superlative
    an exaggerated expression (usually of praise)
    encomium, eulogy, paean, panegyric, pean
    a formal expression of praise
    eulogium, eulogy
    a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently
    good word, recommendation, testimonial
    something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
    accolade, compliment
    a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
    character, character reference, reference
    a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability
    puff
    exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)
    trade-last
    a compliment that I heard about you that I offer to trade for a compliment you have heard about me
    flattery
    excessive or insincere praise
    fulsomeness, smarm, unction
    excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
    type of:
    approval, commendation
    a message expressing a favorable opinion
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