admirative

admiration

[ad-muh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
a feeling of wonder, pleasure, or approval.
2.
the act of looking on or contemplating with pleasure: admiration of fine paintings.
3.
an object of wonder, pleasure, or approval: The dancer was the admiration of everyone.
4.
Archaic. wonder; astonishment.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English admiracion < Latin admīrātiōn (stem of admīrātiō). See admire, -ation

admirative [ad-mahy-ruh-tiv, ad-muh-rey-] , adjective
admiratively, adverb
self-admiration, noun
superadmiration, noun


1. approval; esteem, regard; affection.


1. condemnation.
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admiration (ˌædməˈreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  pleasurable contemplation or surprise
2.  a person or thing that is admired: she was the admiration of the court
3.  archaic wonder

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admiration
early 15c. (implied in admired), from L. admirationem (nom. admiratio) "a wondering at, admiration," from admiratus, pp. of admirari "admire," from ad- "at" + mirari "to wonder," from mirus "wonderful" (see miracle). The sense has weakened steadily since 16c.
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