veneration

Veneration is similar to worship or respect: we feel veneration for things and people we adore and are devoted to completely.

This is a strong word. The main meaning is for a type of religious zeal: if you unquestionably believe in your religion, then you feel and show veneration for your god and beliefs. Also, veneration can apply outside religion when you have enormous respect for something or someone. Great people like Martin Luther King or Mother Theresa inspire veneration. If you feel a combination of awe and love for someone, you are full of veneration.

Definitions of veneration
  1. noun
    a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    “his respect for the law bordered on veneration
    synonyms: awe, fear, reverence
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    type of:
    emotion
    any strong feeling
  2. noun
    religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
    synonyms: cultism, devotion, idolatry
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    Bible-worship, bibliolatry
    the worship of the Bible
    grammatolatry, verbolatry, word-worship
    the worship of words
    symbol-worship, symbolatry, symbololatry
    the worship of symbols
    anthropolatry, worship of man
    the worship of human beings
    gynaeolatry, gyneolatry, woman-worship
    the worship of women
    lordolatry
    the worship of a lord because of his rank or title
    miracle-worship, thaumatolatry
    the worship of miracles
    place-worship, topolatry
    the worship of places
    type of:
    worship
    the activity of worshipping
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