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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 ?
His admiration was at first very strong, but no more than was natural, and I did not wonder at his being much struck by the gentleness and delicacy of her manners; but when he has mentioned her of late it has been in terms of more extraordinary praise; and yesterday he actually said that he could not be surprised at any effect produced on the heart of man by such loveliness and such abilities; and when I lamented, in reply, the badness of her disposition, he observed that whatever might have been her errors they were to be imputed to her neglected education and early marriage, and that she was altogether a wonderful woman.
But the seaman of the last generation, brought into sympathy with the caravels of ancient time by his sailing-ship, their lineal descendant, cannot look upon those lumbering forms navigating the naive seas of ancient woodcuts without a feeling of surprise, of affectionate derision, envy, and admiration.
The tact which I find here, the discretion, the rare courage, the wonderful power of memory, the accurate observation of character, the easy grace of style, the charming outbursts of womanly feeling, have all inexpressibly increased my admiration of this sublime creature, of this magnificent Marian.
To the Comtesse Seraphina San Severino, with the respectful homage of sincere and deep admiration.
That is one of the first heart-beating surprises that come upon the boy Columbus, as he sets out to discover the New World of woman; and indeed his surprise has not seldom deepened into admiration, as he has found that not only does woman eat, but frequently eats a lot.
Elinor and her mother rose up in amazement at their entrance, and while the eyes of both were fixed on him with an evident wonder and a secret admiration which equally sprung from his appearance, he apologized for his intrusion by relating its cause, in a manner so frank and so graceful that his person, which was uncommonly handsome, received additional charms from his voice and expression.
Mingott's bedroom) to picture her blameless life led in the stage-setting of adultery; but he said to himself, with considerable admiration, that if a lover had been what she wanted, the intrepid woman would have had him too.
The latter are abundantly amusing, and, in view of the wonderful "travellers' tales" with which we have been entertained by African explorers, they can scarcely be considered extravagant; while the ingenuity and invention of the author will be sure to excite the surprise and the admiration of the reader, who will find M.
interrupted the other in astonishment and admiration - "you got away with what that fellow had?
Every other day, these troops were marched out in martial array, to a level piece of ground in the vicinity, and there for hours went through all sorts of military evolutions, surrounded by flocks of the natives, who looked on with savage admiration at the show, and as savage a hatred of the actors.
As soon as she saw him she was seized by the same feeling she had had at the opera- gratified vanity at his admiration of her and fear at the absence of a moral barrier between them.
She felt instant admiration for a man who openly defied it.