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Definitions of admiration

  1. a feeling of delighted approval and liking Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Wonder; astonishment. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The act of admiring: (obs.) wonder. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Pleased wonder; astonishment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Wonder combined with approbation; gratified contemplation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. That which is admired. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Wonder mingled with pleasure or slight surprise. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for admiration

  1. Comstock's eyes were bright with frank admiration – Six Feet Four by Jackson Gregory
  2. I grew mad with admiration – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
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