Definition of admiration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌædməˈreɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌædməˈreɪʃn//
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a feeling of respect and liking for somebody/something to watch/gaze in admiration admiration for somebody/something I have great admiration for her as a writer. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘marvelling, wonder’): from Latin admiratio(n-), from the verb admirari, from ad- ‘at’ + mirari ‘wonder’.Extra examples As a writer she is certainly worthy of admiration. He gained the admiration of thousands of people. He gazed at her with admiration. He never lost the admiration of his students. I have nothing but admiration for the way she tackled those bullies. I have the greatest admiration for the nurses. I’m full of admiration for him. Inwardly, I had a sneaking admiration for them. She stared at him in open admiration. She wrote to him expressing her admiration. The picture was greeted with gasps of admiration. The way he dealt with the crisis filled me with admiration. a dignity that compels admiration admiration for his work We watched in admiration as the gymnasts practised their routines.
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