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 Dictionary entry overview: What does kudos mean? 

KUDOS (noun)
  The noun KUDOS has 1 sense:

1. an expression of approval and commendation

  Familiarity information: KUDOS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

KUDOS (noun)

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An expression of approval and commendation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


congratulations; extolment; kudos; praise

Context example:

he always appreciated praise for his work

Hypernyms ("kudos" is a kind of...):

approval; commendation (a message expressing a favorable opinion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "kudos"):

superlative (an exaggerated expression (usually of praise))

encomium; eulogy; paean; panegyric; pean (a formal expression of praise)

eulogium; eulogy (a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently)

good word; recommendation; testimonial (something that recommends (or expresses commendation) of a person or thing as worthy or desirable)

compliment (a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration)

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