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
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n an expression of approval and commendation

Synonyms:
congratulations, extolment, praise
Types:
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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
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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