adoration


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ad·o·ra·tion

 (ăd′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act of worship.
2. Profound love or regard.

adoration

(ˌædəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. deep love or esteem
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the act of worshipping

ad•o•ra•tion

(ˌæd əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of paying honor, as to a divine being; worship.
2. reverent homage.
3. fervent and devoted love.
[1535–45; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adoration - a feeling of profound love and admirationadoration - a feeling of profound love and admiration
love - a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
2.adoration - the act of admiring stronglyadoration - the act of admiring strongly  
admiration, appreciation - a favorable judgment; "a small token in admiration of your works"
glorification - the act of glorifying (as in worship); "the glorification of God"
3.adoration - the worship given to God aloneadoration - the worship given to God alone  
worship - the activity of worshipping

adoration

noun love, honour, worship, worshipping, esteem, admiration, reverence, estimation, exaltation, veneration, glorification, idolatry, idolization He had been used to female adoration all his life.

adoration

noun
1. The act of adoring, especially reverently:
2. Deep and ardent affection:
Translations
عِبَادَه، حُب عَظِيم
uctívánízbožňování
tilbedelse
imádat
dÿrkun; lotningarfull aîdáun
zbožňovanie
hayranlıktapınma

adoration

[ˌædɔːˈreɪʃən] Nadoración f

adoration

[ˌædɔːˈreɪʃən] nadoration f

adoration

n
(of God)Anbetung f
(of family, wife)grenzenlose Liebe (of für)
(inf, of French, whisky etc) → Liebe f(of für)

adoration

[ˌædəˈreɪʃn] nadorazione f

adore

(əˈdoː) verb
1. to love or like very much. He adores his children.
2. to worship.
aˈdorable adjective
an adorable little baby.
aˈdorably adverb
ˌadoˈration (ӕdə-) noun
worship or great love.
aˈdoring adjective
adoring parents.
aˈdoringly adverb
References in classic literature ?
Indeed, his passionate adoration of the Emperor was even stronger: he wished to sacrifice something--everything, even himself--to prove his complete devotion.
This public exhibition of the tulip was an act of adoration rendered by an entire nation, unlettered and unrefined, to the refinement and culture of its illustrious and devout leaders, whose blood had stained the foul pavement of the Buytenhof, reserving the right at a future day to inscribe the names of its victims upon the highest stone of the Dutch Pantheon.
Elton being the adoration of all the teachers and great girls in the school; and it must be at Hartfield only that she could have any chance of hearing him spoken of with cooling moderation or repellent truth.
Evidently devoid of all the finer sentiments of friendship, love, or affection, these people fairly worship physical prowess and bravery, and nothing is too good for the object of their adoration as long as he maintains his position by repeated examples of his skill, strength, and courage.
She evidently considered it proper to show an interest in the general conversation by smiling, but in spite of herself her eyes under their thick long lashes watched her cousin who was going to join the army, with such passionate girlish adoration that her smile could not for a single instant impose upon anyone, and it was clear that the kitten had settled down only to spring up with more energy and again play with her cousin as soon as they too could, like Natasha and Boris, escape from the drawing room.
Jenny had, by her learning, increased her own pride, which none of her neighbours were kind enough to feed with the honour she seemed to demand; and now, instead of respect and adoration, she gained nothing but hatred and abuse by her finery.
There is passion, adoration, in his eyes, and he goes about in a sort of trance, gazing in ecstasy at the swelling sails, the foaming wake, and the heave and the run of her over the liquid mountains that are moving with us in stately procession.
She remembered the ball, remembered Vronsky and his face of slavish adoration, remembered all her conduct with him: there was nothing shameful.
You brought your adoration and your portmanteau here, together.
He had good reason to believe in the vanity of human greatness; and he asked himself whether, in this country, adoration did not sometimes go to the length of eating the object adored!
As it seemed to me at the time, such a grand embodiment of adoration of the gods was never beheld, even in Persia, the home of the fire worshippers.
Tom stood a moment, to gather his dismem- bered faculties; and when he stepped forward to go to his punishment the surprise, the gratitude, the adoration that shone upon him out of poor Becky's eyes seemed pay enough for a hundred floggings.