cult of personality

cult of personality
intense devotion to a particular person (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑fashion

* * *

a cult promoting adulation of a living national leader or public figure, as one encouraged by Stalin to extend his power.
[‡1965-70; trans. of Russ kul't líchnosti]

* * *

cult of personality,
a cult centering on the figure of a national leader or hero, especially one who encourages or enforces such a cultism, regarded in some Communist states as a negation of Marxist-Leninist doctrine.

* * *

cult of personality (or personality cult)
: a situation in which a public figure (such as a political leader) is deliberately presented to the people of a country as a great person who should be admired and loved
• • •
Main Entry:personality

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cult of personality — This article is about the political phenomenon. For the song by Living Colour, see Cult of Personality (song). A 1950s Chinese propaganda poster showing a happy family of five enjoying life under the image of Mao Zedong. The c …   Wikipedia

  • Cult of Personality (song) — Cult of Personality Single by Living Colour from the album Vivid …   Wikipedia

  • cult of personality — a cult promoting adulation of a living national leader or public figure, as one encouraged by Stalin to extend his power. [‡1965 70; trans. of Russ kul t líchnosti] * * * …   Universalium

  • cult of personality — noun A situation where a leader (often a dictator) has been falsely idolized and made into a national or group icon and is revered as a result …   Wiktionary

  • cult of personality — government in which the leader is promoted as powerful and wise through aggressive propaganda campaigns (such as hanging portraits in public squares, schools, billboards, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Personality — is the particular combination of emotional, attitudinal, and behavioral response patterns of an individual. Contents 1 Psychology 2 Sociology 3 Literature 4 Media …   Wikipedia

  • Cult — (k[u^]lt) n. [F. culte, L. cultus care, culture, fr. colere to cultivate. Cf. {Cultus}.] 1. Attentive care; homage; worship. [1913 Webster] Every one is convinced of the reality of a better self, and of the cult or homage which is due to it.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • personality — noun 1 character ADJECTIVE ▪ bright, bubbly, extrovert (esp. BrE), jovial, lively, outgoing, sparkling, vibrant, vivacious ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • personality cult — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms personality cult : singular personality cult plural personality cults the tendency to admire or respect a powerful person more than they deserve …   English dictionary

  • Cult (disambiguation) — A cult references a group whose beliefs or practices are considered strange. Cult may also refer to: Cult (religious practice), the original usage, referring to the totality of external religious practice and observance, the neglect of which is… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”