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Webster 1913 Edition


Admiration

Adˊmi-ra′tion

,
Noun.
[F., fr. L.
admiratio
. See
Admire
.]
1.
Wonder; astonishment.
[Obs.]
Season your
admiration
for a while.
Shakespeare
2.
Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence;
as,
admiration
of a beautiful woman, of a landscape, of virtue
.
3.
Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy.
Now, good Lafeu, bring in the
admiration
.
Shakespeare
Note of admiration
,
the mark (!), called also
exclamation point
.
Syn. – Wonder; approval; appreciation; adoration; reverence; worship.

Webster 1828 Edition


Admiration

ADMIRA'TION

,
Noun.
Wonder mingled with pleasing emotions, as approbation, esteem, love or veneration; a compound emotion excited by something novel, rare, great, or excellent; applied to persons and their works. It often includes a slight degree of surprise. Thus, we view the solar system with admiration.
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.

Definition 2023


admiration

admiration

English

Noun

admiration (plural admirations)

  1. Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of a beautiful person, of a landscape, of virtue.
  2. (obsolete) Wonder or questioning, without any particular positive or negative attitude to the subject.
    • Lear: Your name, faire Gentlewoman?
      Gonerill: This admiration Sir, is much o'th' savour
      Of other your new prankes.
      William Shakespeare, King Lear, I.ii.
  3. (obsolete) Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise.
    • Shakespeare
      Now, good Lafeu, bring in the admiration.

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French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin admiratio, admirationem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ad.mi.ʁa.sjɔ̃/

Noun

admiration f (plural admirations)

  1. admiration
    Plein d’admiration pour son adversaire, chacun lève sa propre visière : "Elsseneur ! ...", "Réginald ! ..." (Les Chants de Maldoror - Chant V) - Full of admiration for his enemy, ...