admiring

adjective
ad·​mir·​ing | \əd-ˈmī-riŋ \

Definition of admiring 

: feeling or showing esteem and admiration welcomed by an admiring crowd an admiring look/glance "Very sweet and angelic of you," said Stephen, looking at her with an admiring smile.— George Eliot

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Other Words from admiring

admiringly adverb
spoke admiringly of her talents And when it was over, Jerry West walked into the Celtic locker room and said admiringly, "Bird was always two thoughts ahead of everyone else." — Bob Ryan

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Another less admiring aide might have simply tried his best to do so. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "Steven Mnuchin says Trump is ‘funny’ when he cusses — and other ways to flatter a president," 11 Mar. 2018 Last week, a photo was shared on social media of the 2-year-old adorably admiring artist Amy Sherald’s new painting of Obama at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, "Michelle Obama has a dance party with little girl who admired her portrait," 6 Mar. 2018 With few exceptions, much popular tech writing takes an overwhelmingly admiring approach to its subjects. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, "The generational shift that made tech companies a cultural and political force," 28 Feb. 2018 The oldest and rarest, drawing the most admiring murmurs, is a black and silver 1952 British Vincent Rapide. Julie Besonen, New York Times, "Go to Oyster Bay for the Food. Stay for the History," 15 Feb. 2018 The snapshots are affectionate and admiring, and the contradictions in them can give you whiplash — until the end Avedon was pavonine and recessive, autocratic and inhibited, everyone’s best friend and utterly inscrutable. Parul Sehgal, New York Times, "Turning the Lens Around on Richard Avedon," 12 Dec. 2017 But the admiring stares tend to come from designers, art directors, and German tourists. Rene Chun, WIRED, "Review: Stromer ST1 X," 15 July 2017

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First Known Use of admiring

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for admiring

from present participle of admire

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The first known use of admiring was in 1592

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