Definition of Admiration

1. Noun. A feeling of delighted approval and liking.

Exact synonyms: Esteem
Generic synonyms: Liking
Specialized synonyms: Anglophilia, Hero Worship, Philhellenism, Philogyny
Derivative terms: Admire, Esteem



2. Noun. The feeling aroused by something strange and surprising.
Exact synonyms: Wonder, Wonderment
Generic synonyms: Amazement, Astonishment
Specialized synonyms: Awe
Derivative terms: Wonder, Wonder

3. Noun. A favorable judgment. "A small token in admiration of your works"
Exact synonyms: Appreciation
Generic synonyms: Approval, Approving, Blessing
Specialized synonyms: Adoration, Idolisation, Idolization, Glorification, Idealisation, Idealization

Definition of Admiration

1. n. Wonder; astonishment.

Definition of Admiration

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Wonder or questioning, without any particular positive or negative attitude to the subject. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Admiration

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Medical Definition of Admiration

1. 1. Wonder; astonishment. "Season your admiration for a while." (Shak) 2. 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. 3. Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy. "Now, good Lafeu, bring in the admiration." (Shak) Note of admiration, the mark (!), called also exclamation point. Synonym: Wonder, approval, appreciation, adoration, reverence, worship. Origin: F, fr. L. Admiratio. See Admire. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Admiration

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1. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"... but, after it is over, revert to their admiration of some other which has preceded, still the Peloponnesian, if estimated by the actual facts, ..."

2. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"staleness of custom weakens admiration, and a mediocrity that's new often eclipses the highest excellence grown old. Try therefore to be born again in ..."

3. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"He was at last compelled in self-defence to fight the native tribes, and one cannot but be struck with admiration at the skill with which he, with a handful ..."

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