Ad·u·la·tion n. Servile flattery; praise in excess, or beyond what is merited.
Think'st thou the fiery fever will go out
With titles blown from adulation? --Shak.
Syn: -- Sycophancy; cringing; fawning; obsequiousness; blandishment.
Usage: -- Adulation, Flattery, Compliment. Men deal in compliments from a desire to please; they use flattery either from undue admiration, or a wish to gratify vanity; they practice adulation from sordid motives, and with a mingled spirit of falsehood and hypocrisy. Compliment may be a sincere expression of due respect and esteem, or it may be unmeaning; flattery is apt to become gross; adulation is always servile, and usually fulsome.
n : servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise