personality cult

personality cult
personality cult noun
Excessive adulation of the individual, esp someone in public life
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Main Entry:personality

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persoˈnality cult [personality cult] noun (disapproving)
a situation in which people are encouraged to show extreme love and admiration for a famous person, especially a political leader

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