adoration

Adoration is a feeling of deep love. Some people may say animals don't have emotions, but you know from the adoration in your dog's eyes that it's just not true.

The noun adoration comes from the Latin word adorationem, which means "worship," particularly in a religious way. Adoration is still used today in a religious context, in phrases like "the adoration of God." If you adore or deeply love someone, you can describe that feeling as adoration. It's the kind of feeling Romeo had for Juliet, devoted fans have for a pop star, and you have for your beloved cat.

Definitions of adoration
1

n the act of admiring strongly

Synonyms:
idolisation, idolization
Types:
glorification
the act of glorifying (as in worship)
Type of:
admiration, appreciation
a favorable judgment

n a feeling of profound love and admiration

Synonyms:
worship
Type of:
love
a strong positive emotion of regard and affection

n the worship given to God alone

Synonyms:
latria
Type of:
worship
the activity of worshipping

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