admiration
noun
ADJECTIVE
deep, genuine, great, sincere, tremendous
frank, open
sneaking (BrE)

Inwardly, I had a sneaking admiration for them.

grudging, reluctant
mutual
VERB + ADMIRATION
be filled with, be full of, feel, have

I'm full of admiration for him.

I have the greatest admiration for the nurses.

express, show

She wrote to him expressing her admiration.

compel, draw, fill sb with, gain, win

a dignity that compels admiration

The way he dealt with the crisis filled me with admiration.

He gained the admiration of thousands of people.

be worthy of

As a writer she is certainly worthy of admiration.

lose

He never lost the admiration of his students.

PREPOSITION
in admiration

She stared at him in open admiration.

with admiration

He gazed at her with admiration.

admiration for

admiration for his work

PHRASES
a gasp of admiration (esp. BrE)

The picture was greeted with gasps of admiration.

have nothing but admiration for sb/sth

I have nothing but admiration for the way she tackled those bullies.


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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

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