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admired


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Admired  \Ad*mired"\,  a. 
  1.  Regarded  with  wonder  and  delight;  highly  prized;  as  an 
  admired  poem. 
 
  2.  Wonderful;  also  admirable.  [Obs.]  ``Admired  disorder.'' 
  ``  Admired  Miranda.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Admire  \Ad*mire"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Admired};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Admiring}.]  [F.  admirer,  fr  L.  admirari  ad  +  mirari  to 
  wonder,  for  smirari  akin  to  Gr  ?  to  smile,  Skr.  smi,  and  E. 
  smile.] 
  1.  To  regard  with  wonder  or  astonishment;  to  view  with 
  surprise;  to  marvel  at  [Archaic] 
 
  Examples  rather  to  be  admired  than  imitated. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  To  regard  with  wonder  and  delight;  to  look  upon  with  an 
  elevated  feeling  of  pleasure,  as  something  which  calls  out 
  approbation,  esteem,  love,  or  reverence;  to  estimate  or 
  prize  highly;  as  to  admire  a  person  of  high  moral  worth, 
  to  admire  a  landscape. 
 
  Admired  as  heroes  and  as  gods  obeyed.  --Pope. 
 
  Note:  Admire  followed  by  the  infinitive  is  obsolete  or 
  colloquial;  as  I  admire  to  see  a  man  consistent  in  his 
  conduct. 
 
  Syn:  To  esteem;  approve;  delight  in 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  admired 
  adj  :  regarded  with  admiration 




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