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” in Lexico, Dictionary.com; 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