Admiring
Admire Ad*mire", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Admired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Admiring}.] [F. admirer, fr. L. admirari; ad + mirari to wonder, for smirari, akin to Gr. ? to smile, Skr. smi, and E. smile.] 1. To regard with wonder or astonishment; to view with surprise; to marvel at. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Examples rather to be admired than imitated. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. To regard with wonder and delight; to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love, or reverence; to estimate or prize highly; as, to admire a person of high moral worth, to admire a landscape. [1913 Webster]

Admired as heroes and as gods obeyed. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Note: Admire followed by the infinitive is obsolete or colloquial; as, I admire to see a man consistent in his conduct. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To esteem; approve; delight in. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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