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ad·mi·ra·tion

 (ăd′mə-rā′shən)
n.
1. A feeling of strong approval or delight with regard to someone or something: the students' admiration for their teacher. See Synonyms at regard.
2. The state of being viewed with such approval or delight: an actor held in admiration by her peers.
3. The object of such approval and delight: a movie that was the admiration of many critics.
4. Archaic The action of wondering; marveling.

admiration

(ˌædməˈreɪʃən)
n
1. pleasurable contemplation or surprise
2. a person or thing that is admired: she was the admiration of the court.
3. archaic wonder

ad•mi•ra•tion

(ˌæd 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.
[1400–50; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.admiration - a feeling of delighted approval and likingadmiration - a feeling of delighted approval and liking
liking - a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
Anglophilia - admiration for Britain and British customs
hero worship - admiration for great men (or their memory)
philhellenism - admiration for Greece and the Greeks and Greek customs
philogyny - admiration for women
2.admiration - the feeling aroused by something strange and surprisingadmiration - the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
amazement, astonishment - the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising; "he looked at me in astonishment"
awe - an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration; "he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe"
3.admiration - a favorable judgmentadmiration - a favorable judgment; "a small token in admiration of your works"
approval, approving, blessing - the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
idolisation, idolization, adoration - the act of admiring strongly
idealization, glorification, idealisation - a portrayal of something as ideal; "the idealization of rural life was very misleading"

admiration

admiration

noun
1. A feeling of deference, approval, and liking:
2. Archaic. The emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring or astounding:
Archaic: dread.
Translations
إِعْجابإعْجَاب
obdiv
beundring
ihailu
divljenje
csodálat
aîdáun
称賛
칭찬
občudovanje
beundran
ความชื่นชม
sự ngưỡng mộ

admiration

[ˌædməˈreɪʃən] Nadmiración f

admiration

[ˌædmɪˈreɪʃən] nadmiration f
to have great admiration for sb/sth → avoir beaucoup d'admiration pour qn/qch
to widen in admiration [eyes] → s'emplir d'admiration
to stare at sb/sth in admiration → regarder qn/qch avec admiration
to gasp in admiration → être béat(e) d'admiration

admiration

n
Bewunderung f; in admirationbewundernd
to win the admiration of all/of the world (person, object)von allen/von aller Welt bewundert werden

admiration

[ˌædməˈreɪʃn] nammirazione f

admire

(ədˈmaiə) verb
1. to look at with great pleasure and often to express this pleasure. I've just been admiring your new car.
2. to have a very high opinion of (something or someone). I admire John's courage.
ˈadmirable (ˈӕdmə-) adjective
extremely good. His behaviour during the riot was admirable.
ˈadmirably (ˈӕdmə-) adverb
extremely well. He's admirably suited to the job.
admiration (ӕdmiˈreiʃən) noun
They were filled with admiration at the team's performance.
adˈmirer noun
1. one who admires (someone or something). He is an admirer of Mozart.
2. a man who is attracted by a particular woman. She has many admirers.
adˈmiring adjective
an admiring glance.
adˈmiringly adverb

admiration

إِعْجاب obdiv beundring Bewunderung θαυμασμός admiración ihailu admiration divljenje ammirazione 称賛 칭찬 bewondering beundring podziw admiração восхищение beundran ความชื่นชม hayranlık sự ngưỡng mộ 羡慕
References in classic literature ?
exclaimed the boy, looking at her with much admiration, though he privately thought she would have good reason to be a trifle afraid of the old gentleman, if she met hem in some of his moods.
She nodded her head and a feeling of admiration swept over her.
I believe you--that is if you got on its trail," returned Ned, and there was warm admiration in his voice.
I was jealous of Tony's admiration for Charley Harling.
In the presence of others she expressed admiration for his exalted gifts, as she handed the photograph around and dwelt upon the fidelity of the likeness.
Receiving no reply to this extraordinary appeal, which in truth, as it was delivered with the vigor of full and sonorous tones, merited some sort of notice, he who had thus sung forth the language of the holy book turned to the silent figure to whom he had unwittingly addressed himself, and found a new and more powerful subject of admiration in the object that encountered his gaze.
These men, whom she had found so relapsed into barbarism that they had forgotten the most ordinary forms of civilization; these men, even in whose extravagant admiration there was a certain loss of self-respect, that as a woman she would never forgive; these men, who seemed to belong to another race--impossible
It is a very genuine admiration, that with which persons too shy or too awkward to take a due part in the bustling world regard the real actors in life's stirring scenes; so genuine, in fact, that the former are usually fain to make it palatable to their self-love, by assuming that these active and forcible qualities are incompatible with others, which they choose to deem higher and more important.
I might, for instance, have contented myself with writing out the narratives of a veteran shipmaster, one of the Inspectors, whom I should be most ungrateful not to mention, since scarcely a day passed that he did not stir me to laughter and admiration by his marvel loins gifts as a story-teller.
The neighbors looked upon him with a mixture of awe, admiration, and good-will; and, when any madcap prank or rustic brawl occurred in the vicinity, always shook their heads, and warranted Brom Bones was at the bottom of it.
Grose herself for, the pleasure I could see her feel in my admiration and wonder as I sat at supper with four tall candles and with my pupil, in a high chair and a bib, brightly facing me, between them, over bread and milk.
Jurgis was so transparently what he pretended to be that his cell mate was as open with him as a child; it was pleasant to tell him adventures, he was so full of wonder and admiration, he was so new to the ways of the country.