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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
applause (noun)
1.
marked commendation - acclaim the kind of applause every really creative writer wants Robert Tallant
2.
approval publicly expressed (as by clapping the hands)
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
applause (noun)
1.
enthusiastic and usually public expression of approval
SYNONIMS:
acclamation, cheer, cheering, ovation, plaudit(s), rave(s), réclame
RELATED WORDS:
clapping; bravo, hail, hallelujah, hurrah ( hooray hoorah), hosanna, huzzah ( huzza); acclaim, accolade, citation, commendation, compliment, encomium, eulogy, homage, kudo, paean, panegyric, salutation, tribute; kudos, praise
NEAR ANTONYMS:
boo, hiss, hoot, jeer, raspberry, smirk, sneer, snicker, snigger, snort, whistle; gibe ( jibe), put-down, taunt
booing, hissing
applause (noun)
2.
public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement
SYNONIMS:
acclaim, accolade, applause, bay(s), credit, distinction, homage, honor, kudos, laud, laurels, props, réclame, sun
RELATED WORDS:
celebrity, fame, renown, repute; compliment, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, toast, tribute; acclamation, ovation, plaudit, praise, rave, rhapsody; citation, commendation, kudo, note, recommendation; elevation, enshrinement, enthronement, exaltation, glorification
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