Definition of admiration
- They had/felt great admiration for her courage.
- … his perfect horsemanship … was one of my earliest admirations.
- —Joseph Conrad
She looked at them in admiration.
I have great admiration for her courage.
We were filled with admiration for him.
She earned the admiration of her coworkers.
I have a great admiration for her courage.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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