Definitions for admirationˌæd məˈreɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ad•mi•ra•tionˌæd məˈreɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. a feeling of pleasure, approval, and often respect or wonder.

  2. an object of such feelings:

    She was the admiration of all her friends.

  3. the act of regarding with approval and pleasure.

  4. Archaic. wonder; astonishment.

Origin of admiration:

1400–50; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. admiration, esteem(noun)

    a feeling of delighted approval and liking

  2. wonder, wonderment, admiration(noun)

    the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

  3. admiration, appreciation(noun)

    a favorable judgment

    "a small token in admiration of your works"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. admiration(noun)ˌæd məˈreɪ ʃən

    a feeling of strong respect

    He felt great admiration for her work.

Wiktionary

  1. admiration(Noun)

    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.

  2. admiration(Noun)

    Wonder or questioning, without any particular positive or negative attitude to the subject.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Admiration(noun)

    wonder; astonishment

  2. Admiration(noun)

    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

  3. Admiration(noun)

    cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. admiration

    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_.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

admiration(noun)

They were filled with admiration at the team's performance.

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