admiration

admiration (n.) early 15c., "wonder," from M.Fr. admiration (14c.) or directly from L. admirationem (nom. admiratio) "a wondering at, admiration," noun of state from pp. stem of admirari "admire," from ad- "at" (see AD- (Cf. ad-)) + mirari "to wonder," from mirus "wonderful" (see MIRACLE (Cf. miracle)). The sense has weakened steadily since 16c.

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  • admiration — [ admirasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. admiratio 1 ♦ Vx Étonnement devant qqch. d extraordinaire ou d imprévu. 2 ♦ Sentiment de joie et d épanouissement devant ce qu on juge supérieurement beau ou grand. ⇒ émerveillement, enthousiasme, ravissement. «… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • admiration — ADMIRATION. s. f. Sentiment de celui qui regarde une chose comme merveilleuse dans son genre. Quand il voit un beau tableau, il est en admiration, il est ravi en admiration. Avoir de l admiration. Être saisi d admiration. Causer de l admiration.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Admiration — Ad mi*ra tion, n. [F., fr. L. admiratio. See {Admire}.] 1. Wonder; astonishment. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Season your admiration for a while. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • admiration — Admiration, Admirabilitas, Admiratio. Qui est digne d admiration, Mirus, Mirandus, Admirandus, Suspiciendus. Chose digne d admiration, Miraculum. Estre en admiration, Obtinere admirationem, Affici admiratione. Estre cause d admiration, Esse… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • admiration — Admiration. s. f. v. Action par laquelle on admire. Quand il voit un beau tableau il est en admiration, il est ravi en admiration …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • admiration — index affection, estimation (esteem), honor (outward respect), interest (concern), regard (esteem) …   Law dictionary

  • admiration — 1 *wonder, wonderment, amazement Analogous words: astonishment, surprise (see corresponding verbs at SURPRISE): awe, fear, *reverence: rapture, transport, *ecstasy Contrasted words: indifference, unconcern, aloofness (see corresponding adjectives …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • admiration — [n] great respect account, adoration, affection, applause, appreciation, approbation, approval, deference, delight, esteem, estimation, favor, fondness, glorification, homage, honor, idolatry, idolization, liking, love, marveling, obeisance,… …   New thesaurus

  • admiration — [ad΄mə rā′shən] n. [ME admiracion < L admiratio < admirari: see ADMIRE] 1. the act of admiring 2. the sense of wonder, delight, and pleased approval inspired by anything fine, skillful, beautiful, etc. 3. a thing or person inspiring such… …   English World dictionary

  • admiration — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, genuine, great, sincere, tremendous ▪ frank, open ▪ sneaking (BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

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