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1. apotheosis

noun. ['əˌpɑːθiːˈoʊsəs'] the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god).

Synonyms

  • exaltation
  • deification

Antonyms

  • unworthy
  • comparable
  • imperfect

Etymology

  • ἀποθέωσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. apotheosis

noun. ['əˌpɑːθiːˈoʊsəs'] model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal.

Synonyms

  • class act
  • model
  • paragon
  • nonesuch
  • jimdandy
  • crackerjack
  • nonsuch
  • nonpareil
  • humdinger
  • jimhickey
  • ideal
  • saint

Antonyms

  • bad person
  • inactivity
  • miss
  • hate

Etymology

  • ἀποθέωσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word apotheosis


1. Noun, singular or mass
He progresses from being a doubtful instrument of revenge in Act I to a man who achieves apotheosis, rising above his own death, at the play's end.

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