admiration

noun ad·mi·ra·tion \ ˌad-mə-ˈrā-shən \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of admiration

1 : a feeling of respect and approval
  • They had/felt great admiration for her courage.
2 : an object of esteem
  • … his perfect horsemanship … was one of my earliest admirations.
  • —Joseph Conrad
3 archaic : wonder

Examples of admiration in a Sentence

  1. She looked at them in admiration.

  2. I have great admiration for her courage.

  3. We were filled with admiration for him.

  4. She earned the admiration of her coworkers.

  5. I have a great admiration for her courage.

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Origin and Etymology of admiration

Middle English admiracion, borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French amiracion, going back to Old French ammiration, borrowed from Latin admīrātiōn-, admīrātiō, from admīrārī "to admire" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns


ADMIRATION Defined for Kids

admiration

noun ad·mi·ra·tion \ ˌad-mə-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of admiration for Students

: a feeling of great respect and approval


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