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admiration


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Admiration  \Ad`mi*ra"tion\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  admiratio.  See 
  {Admire}.] 
  1.  Wonder;  astonishment.  [Obs.] 
 
  Season  your  admiration  for  a  while  --Shak. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  Cause  of  admiration;  something  to  excite  wonder,  or 
  pleased  surprise;  a  prodigy. 
 
  Now  good  Lafeu  bring  in  the  admiration.  --Shak. 
 
  {Note  of  admiration},  the  mark  (!),  called  also  {exclamation 
  point}. 
 
  Syn:  Wonder;  approval;  appreciation;  adoration;  reverence; 
  worship. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  admiration 
  n  1:  a  feeling  of  delighted  approval  and  liking  [syn:  {esteem}] 
  2:  the  feeling  aroused  by  something  strange  and  surprising 
  [syn:  {wonder},  {wonderment}] 
  3:  a  favorable  judgment;  "a  small  token  in  admiration  of  your 
  works"  [syn:  {appreciation}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ADMIRATION,  n.  Our  polite  recognition  of  another's  resemblance  to 
  ourselves 
 
 




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