Definition of admiration in English:

admiration

Line breaks: ad¦mir|ation
Pronunciation: /adməˈreɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1Respect and warm approval: I have the greatest admiration for all those involved in the project
More example sentences
  • I agreed to do so because of my love for the company and my love and respect and admiration for the employees of the company.
  • The hard working people in the theatre community deserve our respect and admiration for the time and effort they put into their craft.
  • This is the mutual decision of two people with an enormous amount of respect and admiration for each other.
Synonyms
1.1 (the admiration of) Something regarded as impressive or worthy of respect: her house was the admiration of everyone
More example sentences
  • I try to show that it's possible to be different and worthy of admiration and respect.
  • All her life she's never done anything that has been worthy of my admiration and respect.
  • She says my goals and aspirations inspire her, and frankly, I want to be worthy of her admiration.
Synonyms
object of admiration, pride, pride and joy, joy, wonder, delight, marvel, sensation
1.2Pleasurable contemplation: they were lost in admiration of the scenery
More example sentences
  • I take no pleasure from passive admiration of designer products.
  • Nevertheless his finest works are among the most significant of their time and remain capable of giving pleasure and evoking admiration.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'marvelling, wonder'): from Latin admiratio(n-), from the verb admirari (see admire).

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