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 possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of a beautiful woman, of a landscape, of virtue. [1913 Webster]

3. Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy. [1913 Webster]

Now, good Lafeu, bring in the admiration. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Note of admiration}, the mark (!), called also {exclamation point}. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Wonder; approval; appreciation; adoration; reverence; worship. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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