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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adulation \Ad`u*la"tion\, n. [F. adulation, fr. L. adulatio, fr. adulari, adulatum, to flatter.] Servile flattery; praise in excess, or beyond what is merited. [1913 Webster] Think'st thou the fiery fever will go out With titles blown from adulation? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

adulation n 1: servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "adulation": acclaim, accolade, apotheosis, applause, bepraisement, blandishment, blarney, bunkum, cajolement, cajolery, compliment, congratulation, deification, eloge, encomium, eulogium, eulogy, exaltation, excessive praise, eyewash, fair words, fawning, flattery, glorification, glory, grease, hero worship, homage, hommage, honeyed phrases, honeyed words, honor, idolatry, idolizing, incense, kudos, laud, laudation, lionizing, magnification, meed of praise, oil, overpraise, paean, palaver, panegyric, praise, pretty lies, soap, soft soap, sweet nothings, sweet talk, sweet words, sycophancy, tribute, wheedling