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veneration

[ven-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌvɛn əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of venerating.
2.
the state of being venerated.
3.
the feeling of a person who venerates; a feeling of awe, respect, etc.; reverence:
They were filled with veneration for their priests.
4.
an expression of this feeling:
A memorial was erected in veneration of the dead of both world wars.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin venerātiōn- (stem of venerātiō), equivalent to venerāt(us) (see venerate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
venerational, venerative, adjective
veneratively, adverb
venerativeness, noun
unvenerative, adjective
Synonyms
3. See respect.
Antonyms
3. disrespect.
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British Dictionary definitions for un venerative

veneration

/ˌvɛnəˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
a feeling or expression of awe or reverence
2.
the act of venerating or the state of being venerated
Derived Forms
venerational, adjective
venerativeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un venerative

veneration

n.

early 15c., from Middle French veneration, from Latin venerationem (nominative veneratio) "reverence," from past participle stem of venerari "to worship, revere," from venus (genitive veneris) "beauty, love, desire" (see Venus).

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