admiration

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noun ad·mi·ra·tion \ˌad-mə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of admiration

  1. 1 :  a feeling of respect and approval They had/felt great admiration for her courage.

  2. 2 :  an object of esteem … his perfect horsemanship … was one of my earliest admirations. — Joseph Conrad

  3. 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.

Origin and Etymology of admiration

see admire


First Known Use: 15th century


ADMIRATION Defined for Kids

admiration

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noun ad·mi·ra·tion \ˌad-mə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of admiration for Students

  1. :  a feeling of great respect and approval



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