admiration definition

  • noun:
    • a sense of satisfaction, wonder, and endorsement. See Synonyms at regard.
    • An object of wonder and esteem; a marvel.
    • Archaic Ponder.
    • Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by someone or thing possessed of wonderful or high superiority; since, admiration of a beautiful girl, of a landscape, of virtue.
    • Wonder or questioning, without the specific good or poor attitude to your subject.
    • Wonder; astonishment.
    • ponder mingled with approbation or pleasure; an emotion excited by you or thing possessed of wonderful or high superiority.
    • Cause of admiration; one thing to excite question, or happy surprise; a prodigy.
    • ponder; astonishment; surprise.
    • Wonder mingled with approbation, esteem, love, or veneration; an emotion excited in what is novel, great, beautiful, or exceptional: as, admiration of virtue or goodness; admiration of an attractive woman or a superb photo.
    • the grade of exciting question or shock; marvelousness; admirableness.
    • An object of question or approbation: now just within the expression the admiration of.
    • a sense of happy approval and taste
    • a great judgment
    • the feeling aroused by some thing odd and surprising

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