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Admiration

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun admiration:

wondermentesteemadmirationappreciationwonder

Definition of the noun admiration

What does admiration mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: admirations

  1. a feeling of delighted approval and liking
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonym of admiration: esteem
    • more generic word: liking = a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment
    • more specific terms:
  2. the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonyms of admiration: wonder / wonderment
    • more generic words: amazement / astonishment = the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
    • more specific word: awe = an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
  3. a favorable judgment

Alternative definition of the noun admiration

noun

  1. 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.
  2. [obsolete] Wonder or questioning, without any particular positive or negative attitude to the subject.

Explanation

Admiration is a social emotion elicited by people of competence, talent, or skill exceeding standards. Admiration facilitates social learning in groups and motivates self-improvement through learning from role-models.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Admiration

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Google previewDay's Collacon: an Encyclopaedia of Prose Quotations (1884)

Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Together with a Comprehensive Biographical Index of Authors, and an Alphabetical List of Subjects Quoted

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance. Zeno. Every fool will find some greater fool to...

Admiration is a short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless still fed with f resh ...

Google previewChristian Discourses, etc (2015)

The Lilies of the Field and the Birds of the Air and Three Discourses At the Communion on Fridays by Søren Kierkegaard

But admiration is a happy relationship to superiority, and so it is a blissful feeling, perhaps it is more blissful to admire in complete unanimity with ...

Google previewA Reactive Attitudes Account of Desert (2008)

Admiration is the paradigmatic attitude to take towards someone who has exhibited such incredible achievement, and it is a...

Google previewTreasury of Thought (1894)

Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and Modern Authors by Maturin Murray Ballou

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. — Addison.

Google previewLaconics (1829)

Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors by John Timbs

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. — Mdison.

Google previewThe Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke (1826)

by Edmund Burke

Admiration is the passion which Homer ...

Google previewSermons, on Subjects Chiefly Practical (1824)

With Illustrative Notes, and an Appendix, Relating to the Character of the Church of England, as Distinguished Both from Other Branches of the Reformation, and from the Modern Church of Rome by John Jebb

That virtue, which they cannot practise, they are constrained to admire, And, in mmral rmatters,hopeless admiration is a source of bitter sorrow. But a severer { mug is yet behind. They behold what they might have been ; they feel what they are; ...

Google previewThe American Monthly Magazine (1837)

Admiration is the potent talisman of the present day ; and multitudes who have little or no taste for the pure inspirations of music, affect a passion for its theory, and a devotedness to its practice, as the easiest terms of competing successfully in ...

Google previewThe Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction (1836)

by Reuben Percy, John Timbs

But the object in the Cut best entitled to admiration is the Erpingham Gate-house; though here we necessarily see ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (2011)

by Shane J. Lopez

other-praising emotions (gratitude, elevation, admiration). These latter emotions are the only ones that can be considered as ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

The passions which they more particularly discover are pleasure, languishing, scorn, severity, mildness, admiration, and anger; to which we may add joy and grief, if they did not proceed more particularly from the eyebrows and mouth: but ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

Wonder; the act of admiring or wondering — Indu'd with human voice, and human fense, Reas'ning to admiration. Milton. — The passions always move, and therefore, consequently, please; for, without motion, there can be no delight, which ...

Google previewNew Dictionary Armenian-English (2009)

by Matthias Bedrossian

Wonder; miracle; admiration ; -p unfine-4 Top , to be astonished. -- 9 musiciashkan Q . admirably made, magnificent, charming. 9apisimha,3puz., —up to 0 . wonderful, surprising. 9.au/loats, *go, Urt. to admire, to wonder, to be astonished; to be ...

Google previewLondon encyclopaedia; or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature and practical mechanics (1829)

comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge by Thomas Tegg

The passions which they more particularly discover are pleasure, languishing, scorn, severity, mildness, admiration, aud anger; to which we may add joy and grief, if they did not proceed more particularly from the eyebrows and mouth : but ...

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (1915)

by James Orr

Pratt ADMIRATION, ad-mi-ra'shun (fiavpa, thaumn, "a marvel" or " wonder"; 8av|i4t«, thaumdzd, "to wonder"): A term thrice used in AV in the NT, to express a wonder that includes approval, high esteem; replaced in RV by three ...

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Small photo of Two Indian women wearing beautiful and colorful sari dress stand staring in admiration of the Golden Temple, Amritsar, Northern IndiaSmall photo of Two Indian women wearing beautiful and colorful sari dress stand staring in admiration of the Golden Temple, Amritsar, Northern IndiaSmall photo of Two Indian women wearing beautiful and colorful sari dress stand staring in admiration of the Golden Temple, Amritsar, Northern IndiaSmall photo of Two Indian women wearing beautiful and colorful sari dress stand staring in admiration of the Golden Temple, Amritsar, Northern IndiaSmall photo of Two Indian women wearing beautiful and colorful sari dress stand staring in admiration of the Golden Temple, Amritsar, Northern India More...

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Quotes about Admiration

Whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing so; it is this which distinguishes the approbation of a man of sense from the flattery of sycophants and admiration of fools. (Richard Steele)
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Scrabble value of A1D2M3I1R1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ADMIRATION

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  • M RADIATION

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