cult of personality

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

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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]

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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.

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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
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