admiration


admiration
ad|mi|ra|tion [ˌædməˈreıʃən] n [U]
a feeling of great respect and liking for something or someone
in admiration
Daniel gazed at her in admiration.
admiration for
I'm full of admiration for the crew who handled this crisis.
admiration of
Her riding soon drew the admiration of the older girls.
grudging/sneaking admiration
(=that you do not really want to feel or express)
Despite her annoyance, she couldn't help feeling a grudging admiration for him.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • admiration — [ admirasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. admiratio 1 ♦ Vx Étonnement devant qqch. d extraordinaire ou d imprévu. 2 ♦ Sentiment de joie et d épanouissement devant ce qu on juge supérieurement beau ou grand. ⇒ émerveillement, enthousiasme, ravissement. «… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • admiration — ADMIRATION. s. f. Sentiment de celui qui regarde une chose comme merveilleuse dans son genre. Quand il voit un beau tableau, il est en admiration, il est ravi en admiration. Avoir de l admiration. Être saisi d admiration. Causer de l admiration.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Admiration — Ad mi*ra tion, n. [F., fr. L. admiratio. See {Admire}.] 1. Wonder; astonishment. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Season your admiration for a while. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • admiration — Admiration, Admirabilitas, Admiratio. Qui est digne d admiration, Mirus, Mirandus, Admirandus, Suspiciendus. Chose digne d admiration, Miraculum. Estre en admiration, Obtinere admirationem, Affici admiratione. Estre cause d admiration, Esse… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • admiration — (n.) early 15c., wonder, from M.Fr. admiration (14c.) or directly from L. admirationem (nom. admiratio) a wondering at, admiration, noun of state from pp. stem of admirari admire, from ad at (see AD (Cf. ad )) + mirari to wonder, from mirus …   Etymology dictionary

  • admiration — Admiration. s. f. v. Action par laquelle on admire. Quand il voit un beau tableau il est en admiration, il est ravi en admiration …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • admiration — index affection, estimation (esteem), honor (outward respect), interest (concern), regard (esteem) …   Law dictionary

  • admiration — 1 *wonder, wonderment, amazement Analogous words: astonishment, surprise (see corresponding verbs at SURPRISE): awe, fear, *reverence: rapture, transport, *ecstasy Contrasted words: indifference, unconcern, aloofness (see corresponding adjectives …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • admiration — [n] great respect account, adoration, affection, applause, appreciation, approbation, approval, deference, delight, esteem, estimation, favor, fondness, glorification, homage, honor, idolatry, idolization, liking, love, marveling, obeisance,… …   New thesaurus

  • admiration — [ad΄mə rā′shən] n. [ME admiracion < L admiratio < admirari: see ADMIRE] 1. the act of admiring 2. the sense of wonder, delight, and pleased approval inspired by anything fine, skillful, beautiful, etc. 3. a thing or person inspiring such… …   English World dictionary

  • admiration — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, genuine, great, sincere, tremendous ▪ frank, open ▪ sneaking (BrE) …   Collocations dictionary


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