admiration
noun Date: 15th century 1. archaic wonder 2. an object of esteem 3. delighted or astonished approbation

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  • admiration — [ admirasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. admiratio 1 ♦ Vx Étonnement devant qqch. d extraordinaire ou d imprévu. 2 ♦ Sentiment de joie et d épanouissement devant ce qu on juge supérieurement beau ou grand. ⇒ émerveillement, enthousiasme, ravissement. «… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • admiration — ADMIRATION. s. f. Sentiment de celui qui regarde une chose comme merveilleuse dans son genre. Quand il voit un beau tableau, il est en admiration, il est ravi en admiration. Avoir de l admiration. Être saisi d admiration. Causer de l admiration.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Admiration — Ad mi*ra tion, n. [F., fr. L. admiratio. See {Admire}.] 1. Wonder; astonishment. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Season your admiration for a while. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • admiration — Admiration, Admirabilitas, Admiratio. Qui est digne d admiration, Mirus, Mirandus, Admirandus, Suspiciendus. Chose digne d admiration, Miraculum. Estre en admiration, Obtinere admirationem, Affici admiratione. Estre cause d admiration, Esse… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • admiration — (n.) early 15c., wonder, from M.Fr. admiration (14c.) or directly from L. admirationem (nom. admiratio) a wondering at, admiration, noun of state from pp. stem of admirari admire, from ad at (see AD (Cf. ad )) + mirari to wonder, from mirus …   Etymology dictionary

  • admiration — Admiration. s. f. v. Action par laquelle on admire. Quand il voit un beau tableau il est en admiration, il est ravi en admiration …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • admiration — index affection, estimation (esteem), honor (outward respect), interest (concern), regard (esteem) …   Law dictionary

  • admiration — 1 *wonder, wonderment, amazement Analogous words: astonishment, surprise (see corresponding verbs at SURPRISE): awe, fear, *reverence: rapture, transport, *ecstasy Contrasted words: indifference, unconcern, aloofness (see corresponding adjectives …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • admiration — [n] great respect account, adoration, affection, applause, appreciation, approbation, approval, deference, delight, esteem, estimation, favor, fondness, glorification, homage, honor, idolatry, idolization, liking, love, marveling, obeisance,… …   New thesaurus

  • admiration — [ad΄mə rā′shən] n. [ME admiracion < L admiratio < admirari: see ADMIRE] 1. the act of admiring 2. the sense of wonder, delight, and pleased approval inspired by anything fine, skillful, beautiful, etc. 3. a thing or person inspiring such… …   English World dictionary

  • admiration — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, genuine, great, sincere, tremendous ▪ frank, open ▪ sneaking (BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

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