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
  1. noun
    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
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    liking
    a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment
  2. noun
    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
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    approval, approving, blessing
    the formal act of approving
  3. noun
    the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
    synonyms: wonder, wonderment
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    awe
    an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
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    amazement, astonishment
    the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
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