What does admiration mean?

Definitions for admirationˌæd məˈreɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word admiration.

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"

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_.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of admiration in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of admiration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ambrose Bierce:

    Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.

  2. Ann Landers:

    Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

  3. Thomas Mann:

    I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something I don't know where I would be without it.

  4. Timothy Flanigan:

    Ebola causes such intense fear because it is such a dreadful virus, i developed great admiration for the nurses and staff in the clinics that stayed open despite the fear.

  5. Margaret Fuller:

    It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant.

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