Pan"e*gyr`ist (?), n. [L. panegyrista, Gr. one who attends a : cf. to celebrate or attend a public festival, to make a set speech, esp. a panegyric, in a public assembly. See Panegyric.]
One who delivers a panegyric; a eulogist; one who extols or praises, either by writing or speaking.
If these panegyrists are in earnest.
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