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[ad-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌæd əˈreɪ ʃən/
the act of paying honor, as to a divine being; worship.
reverent homage.
fervent and devoted love.
Origin of adoration
1535-45; < Latin adōrātiōn- (stem of adōrātiō) worship. See adore, -ation Unabridged
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Examples from the web for adoration
  • Indeed, the adoration is the only thing that keeps me feisty and wanting change.
  • Such admirers continue a long history of adoration for the quetzal.
  • We approached each shore with a mission, cooing with adoration and then cooing in retreat.
  • His family and friends will carry his legacy with adoration and pride.
  • She obediently collapses onto it, resting her chin on his knee while staring up at him with blind adoration.
  • The illustrations have a bold, retro quality, and the examples of frustration and adoration are utterly familiar and timeless.
  • The fact that the subject of adoration was a pearlescent white sports car got the celebrity-studded crowd more revved up.
  • Dot despised him, but that only seemed to fuel his adoration of her.
  • And she was, investigators and people who worked closely with her said, more interested in adoration than achievement.
  • Their easiness around each other, weird inside jokes and obvious mutual adoration make them the couple everyone else hates.
British Dictionary definitions for adoration


deep love or esteem
the act of worshipping
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for adoration

1540s, from Middle French adoration, from Latin adorationem (nominative adoratio) "worship, adoration," noun of action from past participle stem of adorare; see adore, the original sense of which is preserved in this word.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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