Noun Admiration Definition and Examples







Respect and warm approval.
  1. 'There is something about a person who has the integrity to live as they profess to believe that never fails to spark at least a faint twinge of admiration.'
  2. 'The hard working people in the theatre community deserve our respect and admiration for the time and effort they put into their craft.'
  3. 'It was the innocence and charm of his work that won him the admiration of the avant-garde.'
  4. 'She earned his grudging admiration and unshakable loyalty.'
  5. 'These writings reflect a mutual admiration, in which both man and woman learn from each other.'
  6. 'Everyone affected by the floods will be filled with admiration for the Hovingham diggers.'
  7. 'He also had a great admiration for Chinese art and civilization, which was expressed in his fluent, calligraphic style.'
  8. 'The audience found themselves in awe and admiration of a truly remarkable and talented cast.'
  9. 'She was filled with admiration for her leader's cunning.'
  10. 'His achievements excited admiration all over Europe.'
  11. 'her house was the admiration of everyone'
  12. 'When we are living well, our life is worthy of imitation and admiration.'
  13. 'I try to show that it's possible to be different and worthy of admiration and respect.'
  14. 'Her fashion creation won the admiration of a group of international judges who had to pick winners from a total of 400 entries.'
  15. 'But we also have hope: that we can be worthy of the occasional admiration we have enjoyed in the past.'
  16. 'Hartmann is a genuine hero of our times, worthy of admiration, and a composer who obviously knows his stuff.'
  17. 'Yavin is obviously a brave and a good man, and worthy of our admiration and support.'
  18. 'He expects and receives the admiration of his family and everyone else.'
  19. 'I take no pleasure from passive admiration of designer products.'
((n.) Wonder; astonishment.|--|(n.) 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.|--|(n.) Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy.|--|)


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.


"There can be admiration others."
"admirations can be for people."
"admirations can be for skills."
"admirations can be in eyes."
"admirations can be for works."
"people can be admired."
"admirations can be for ways."
"admirations can be for people/places/organizations."
"admirations can be in voices."
"admirations can be for devotions."
"admirations can be for courages."
"admirations can be for achievements."
"voters can be admired."
"performances can be admired."
"opponents can be admired."
"friends can be admired."
"admirations can be in places."
"admirations can be for places."
"admirations can be for integrities."
"admirations can be for commitments."

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘marvelling, wonder’): from Latin admiratio(n-), from the verb admirari (see admire).

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