admirative

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Etymology 1[edit]

Via French admiratif or directly from its etymon, Medieval Latin admirativus.

Adjective[edit]

admirative (comparative more admirative, superlative most admirative)

  1. Characterized by admiration.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

admirative (plural admiratives)

  1. (An instance of) a verb form similar to mirative, found primarily in some languages of the Balkan sprachbund (i.e. namely Albanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian), which expresses surprise, irony, doubt, or reportedness on the part of the speaker (compare mirative).

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 admirative”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 admirative”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  3. 3.0 3.1 Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.
  4. 4.0 4.1 admirative”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
  5. ^ admirative in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

admirative

  1. feminine singular of admiratif