admirative

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English[edit]

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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, found in Balkan languages, which expresses surprise on the part of the speaker, or irony, doubt, or reportedness (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” (US) / “admirative” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.
  5. ^ admirative in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

admirative

  1. feminine singular of admiratif