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Admiration (IPA: /ˌædmɝˈeɪʃən/)


Admiration (n.)

Wonder; astonishment.

Admiration (n.)

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.

Admiration (n.)

Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy.

Admiration

Social emotion

Admiration

Painting by William Bouguereau, San Antonio Museum of Art

Admiration

Print in the National Gallery of Art (NGA 31134)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "he had to admit to a faint admiration (faint as angostura colouring gin and water)" - Anthony Burgess

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection." - Affection

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a new perpetual succession of miracles rising up to its view." - Admiration

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Admiration is the emotion furthest from comprehension." - Admiration

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Admiration, n Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves." - Admiration


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