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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

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

Examples of admiring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As an interpreter, Dyson shares both his admiring and critical commentary that makes the book a fun read. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2021 The posts give no indication of political activities, although in 2016, Jennifer Crumbley posted on her blog an admiring open letter to former President Donald Trump, who had just been elected. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 4 Dec. 2021 The event will feature Drake, who West has spoke of in both admiring and dismissive terms only recently. Katie Song, Variety, 20 Nov. 2021 In the era of Donald Trump, those conversations turned dramatically less admiring and much more perplexed and even pitying. Thomas Chatterton Williams, WSJ, 26 Feb. 2021 Spanberger’s answer put her at odds with about half of her fellow House Democrats and some of her most admiring constituents. Jenna Portnoy, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2019 His funeral was held at the Staples Center and President Obama wrote an admiring letter that was read aloud to the attendees. Ross Scarano, Billboard, 6 May 2019 But sometimes breadth comes at the expense of intimacy, which factors only intermittently in this deeply admiring but frustratingly choppy encapsulation of the legacy of Gloria Steinem. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Jan. 2020 Patti is survived by brothers James (of New Hampshire) and Gerald (of Tennessee) and their spouses; and many admiring nieces, nephews, and cousins., 21 July 2019 See More

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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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“Admiring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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