Admiration Definition

ădmə-rāshən
noun
The act of admiring.
Webster's New World
The sense of wonder, delight, and pleased approval inspired by anything fine, skillful, beautiful, etc.
Webster's New World
The state of being viewed with such approval or delight.
An actor held in admiration by her peers.
American Heritage
The object of such approval and delight.
A movie that was the admiration of many critics.
American Heritage
A thing or person inspiring such feelings.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Admiration

Noun

Singular:
admiration
Plural:
admirations

Origin of Admiration

  • From French admiration < Latin admīrātiō, from prefix ad- + mīrō (“I look at”) + -ātiō. Compare the verb admire.

    From Wiktionary

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