Definitions for admirationˌæd məˈreɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ad•mi•ra•tionˌæd məˈreɪ ʃən(n.)
a feeling of pleasure, approval, and often respect or wonder.
an object of such feelings:
She was the admiration of all her friends.
the act of regarding with approval and pleasure.
Archaic. wonder; astonishment.
Origin of admiration:
1400–50; < L
a feeling of delighted approval and liking
wonder, wonderment, admiration(noun)
the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
a favorable judgment
"a small token in admiration of your works"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
admiration(noun)ˌæd məˈreɪ ʃən
a feeling of strong respect
He felt great admiration for her work.
Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of a beautiful woman, of a landscape, of virtue.
Wonder or questioning, without any particular positive or negative attitude to the subject.
wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of a beautiful woman, of a landscape, of virtue
cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. The smile of Spite. 2. To secretly wish evil to one who has given us pleasure. 3. A form of shamefaced flattery. 4. To murder and go scot-free. _E. g._, "I admire him very much." "Ah, so that is the reason he has become thoughtful!" From Bean's _Meditations of a Vegetarian_.
Translations for admiration
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
They were filled with admiration at the team's performance.
- admiraçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die BewunderungGerman
- hayranlık, takdirTurkish
- 仰慕，欽佩Chinese (Trad.)
- تحسین ، توصیفUrdu
- sự khâm phụcVietnamese
- 赞美，钦佩Chinese (Simp.)
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