Synonyms for admiration

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ad-muh-rey-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæd məˈreɪ ʃən

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Définition of admiration

Origin :
  • early 15c., "wonder," from Middle French admiration (14c.) or directly from Latin admirationem (nominative admiratio) "a wondering at, admiration," noun of state from past participle stem of admirari "admire," from ad- "at" (see ad-) + mirari "to wonder," from mirus "wonderful" (see miracle). The sense has weakened steadily since 16c.
  • noun great respect
Example sentences :
  • This so excited the admiration of Speusippus, that a love of philosophy was kindled within him.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • This Niebuhr, who was a surveyor by profession, was a young man who deserves our admiration.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Then he licked his chops and looked in admiration on his worldly friend.
  • Extract from : « A Night Out » by Edward Peple
  • She had a fondness and admiration for this child and her audacity.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • He seemed to have no inordinate desire for admiration or even for approbation.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • The first picture that attracted our admiration was a "Sheep scene," by Lambdin.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 7, May 14, 1870 » by Various
  • One loving look from human eyes was more to her than the admiration of the world!
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • As he hurried to the door, he expressed again his admiration for the name.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The winning of a battle is not enough to engage all our admiration; it must be won by an artist.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • She had been vexed by Ned's admiration for me; and yet—and yet she didn't understand.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark

Antonyms for admiration

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