In the process it dumbs everything down. Real achievement or when it is really deserved becomes ordinary and loses impact.

  • You need more context. As it stands, there are probably many words that will work. Also, from the SWR tag:"This tag is for questions seeking a single word that fits a meaning. To ensure that your question is not closed as off-topic, please be specific about the intended use of the word. INCLUDE A SAMPLE SENTENCE demonstrating how the word would be used." Mar 30, 2020 at 18:11
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    As both aspects of this type of behaviour are well taken into account in "Common term or single word for someone who is embarrassingly over-complimentary", mentioned in the preceding comment, this question appears to be a sure duplicate.
    – LPH
    Mar 30, 2020 at 18:52
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    "Someone who praises or thanks others all the time when it is no big deal" ... polite
    – GEdgar
    Mar 31, 2020 at 20:28
  • You seem to be expressing an opinion and asking users to agree with you rather than asking about a word.
    – CJ Dennis
    Mar 31, 2020 at 23:36
  • Yes,but this is unfortunate. I thought I would show what the effect would be and it might then help narrow down a suitable word or phrase.
    – user59727
    Apr 3, 2020 at 15:35

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I like the word obsequious, in this sense:

  1. Servilely or meanly attentive; compliant to excess; cringing; fawning; as, obsequious flatterer, parasite.

Such superfluous praise can be referred to as being Over the Top.

The polite response that attempts to tamp it down would be; You are too kind.

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