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Pronunciation:  `admu'reyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a favorable judgment; "a small token in admiration of your works"
  2. [n]  a feeling of delighted approval and liking
  3. [n]  the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

ADMIRATION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: appreciation, esteem, wonder, wonderment
 See Also: adoration, amazement, Anglophilia, approval, approving, astonishment, awe, blessing, glorification, hero worship, idealisation, idealization, idolisation, idolization, liking



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad`mi*ra"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. admiratio. See
1. Wonder; astonishment. [Obs.]

         Season your admiration for a while.   --Shak.

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.

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

         Now, good Lafeu, bring in the admiration. --Shak.

{Note of admiration}, the mark (!), called also {exclamation

Syn: Wonder; approval; appreciation; adoration; reverence;

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: People will react positively to your success, so dreaming of being admired means that your achievements will be encouraged and your team will be backing you up.
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