Webster 1913 Edition
[F., fr. L.
admirationfor a while.
Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence;
admirationof a beautiful woman, of a landscape, of virtue
Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy.
Now, good Lafeu, bring in the
Note of admiration,
the mark (!), called also
Syn. – Wonder; approval; appreciation; adoration; reverence; worship.
Webster 1828 Edition
Very near to admiration is the wish to admire.
It has been sometimes used in an ill sense, denoting wonder with disapprobation.
Your boldness I with admiration see.
When I saw her I wondered with great admiration. Luke 18.