- the experience aroused by one thing unusual and surprising
- a favorable view
- a feeling of pleased endorsement and preference
- ponder; astonishment.
- ponder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of an attractive woman, of a landscape, of virtue.
- reason for admiration; one thing to excite question, or pleased surprise; a prodigy.
1. Hawaii of being admired.2. Having value for some body or something like that.
early 15c., "wonder," from Middle French admiration (14c.) or directly from Latin admirationem (nominative admiratio) "a wondering at, admiration," noun of state from past participle stem of admirari "admire," from ad- "at" (see ad-) + mirari "to question," from mirus "wonderful" (see wonder). The sense has actually weakened steadily since 16c.
(n.) Wonder; astonishment.
- (letter.) Wonder mingled with approbation or pleasure; an emotion excited by people or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; because, admiration of a beautiful lady, of a landscape, of virtue.
- (letter.) reason for admiration; one thing to excite question, or pleased surprise; a prodigy.
He does not possess the fiery pulse and humaneness of Burns, but the exquisite perfection of his metre and the subtle alliance of his thought and expression must always secure for him the warmest admiration of true lovers of poetic art.