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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Encomiast  \En*co"mi*ast\,  n.  [Gr.  ?,  fr  ?  to  praise,  fr  ? 
  encomium:  cf  F.  encomiaste.  See  {Encomium}.] 
  One  who  praises;  a  panegyrist.  --Locke. 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  ENCOMIAST,  n.  A  special  (but  not  particular)  kind  of  liar.