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n. Excessive abuse or criticism
A word created by applying the prefix dis-, meaning the opposite of, to the noun adulation, meaning excessive flattery or admiration.
I think it might be something from a TV show. It's 'disadulation'. It sounds like desagulation because of how John Krasinski pronounces it. So it's apparently the opposite of adulation. (Probably from the office, it is a made up word)
The word 'Disadulation' is not a real word; it is a made up or coined word.
First let's see what 'Adulation' is: It is from the French word, 'adulari' which means to flatter or to fawn on. In Middle English this word was used to mean 'excessive or slavish admiration.' '
By definition, adulation is 'servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise'
The Prefix 'Dis' means, 'not' or the 'Opposite of'
Disadulation is the opposite of adulation. So it means,
'A WARNING' or an 'ADMONITION'
n. excessive abuse or criticism
a word created by applying the prefix dis-, meaning the opposite of, to the noun adulation, meaning excessive flattery or admiration.
dwight: three demerits and you will receive a citation.
jim: now that sounds serious.
dwight: oh it is serious. five citations and you’re looking at a violation. four of those, and you’ll receive a verbal warning. keep it up, and you’re looking at a written warning. two of those, that’ll land you in a world of hurt: in the form of a disciplinary review, written up by me and placed on the desk of my immediate superior.
jim: which would be me.
dwight: ….. that is correct.
jim: okay, i want a copy on my desk by the end of the day or you will receive a full disadulation.
dwight: what’s a dis- … what’s that?
jim: oh, you don’t wanna know.
@admin The word was used in season 3 episode 21 of The Office.