The noun adulation means admiring or praising someone especially when it is more than is deserved.

Synonyms are flattery, applause, worship, or commendation.

The word origins from Old French adulacion and Latin adulationem (nominative adulatio) meaning “a fawning, flattery, cringing courtesy“. It is noun of action from past-participle stem of adulari meaning “to flatter, fawn upon”.

It’s a fact that the local movie industry gives adulation to beauty over talent.

She shows strong desire for public adulation.

Aiden’s senseless pursuit for adulation is certainly the cause of his misery.