sensation or showing serious respect or veneration Opposite of irreverent
- showing adoration
- extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent
- /); p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adore
1650s, "worshipping," present participle adjective from adore. Relevant: Adoringly.
(imp. & p. p. Adored (/); p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adore
The seventh party consisted of the sort of people who are always to be found, especially around young sovereigns, and of whom there were particularly many round Alexander--generals and imperial aides-de-camp passionately devoted to the Emperor, not merely as a monarch but as a man, adoring him sincerely and disinterestedly, as Rostov had done in 1805, and who saw in him not only all the virtues but all human capabilities as well.