admiration

Admiration is the feeling of liking and appreciating, like your admiration of your older sister. You ask her for advice and hope to be just like her when you are older.

The root of the word admiration is admire, which means "to regard with wonder or approval." People can receive admiration for many reasons, including their beauty, hard work, or intelligence. Often, there is a sense of gratitude or thanks when someone feels admiration. For example, your admiration for a favorite teacher includes an awareness of how much he or she helped you.

Definitions of admiration
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n a feeling of delighted approval and liking

Synonyms:
esteem
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Anglophilia
admiration for Britain and British customs
hero worship
admiration for great men (or their memory)
philhellenism
admiration for Greece and the Greeks and Greek customs
philogyny
admiration for women
Type of:
liking
a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment

n a favorable judgment

“a small token in admiration of your works”
Synonyms:
appreciation
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adoration, idolisation, idolization
the act of admiring strongly
glorification, idealisation, idealization
a portrayal of something as ideal
glorification
the act of glorifying (as in worship)
romanticisation, romanticization, sentimentalisation, sentimentalization
the act of indulging in sentiment
Type of:
approval, approving, blessing
the formal act of approving

n the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

Synonyms:
wonder, wonderment
Types:
awe
an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
Type of:
amazement, astonishment
the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising

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