admiration

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French admiration, or directly from Latin admīrātiō, from prefix ad- (to, towards) + mīrō (I look at) + -ātiō. Compare the verb admire, and US dialectal terms miration and mirate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˌæd.məˈɹeɪ.ʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

admiration (countable and uncountable, plural admirations)

  1. A positive emotion including wonder and approbation; the regarding of another as being wonderful
    admiration of a war hero
    They looked at the landscape in admiration.
  2. (obsolete) Wondering or questioning (without any particular positive or negative attitude to the subject).
  3. (obsolete) Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin admiratio, admirationem.

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Noun[edit]

admiration f (plural admirations)

  1. admiration
    Plein d'admiration pour son adversaire, chacun lève sa propre visière : "Elsseneur ! ...", "Réginald ! ..."
    Full of admiration for his enemy, each raised his own visor: "Elsinore!" ... "Reginald!" ...
    (Les Chants de Maldoror - Chant V)

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Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

admiration (plural admirations)

  1. admiration

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