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Admiration meaning

admiration - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Wonder; astonishment.
  2. 2. Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of a beautiful woman, of a landscape, of virtue.
  3. 3. Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy.
  4. 4. Pleased wonder; astonishment.

admiration - examples of usage

  1. Certainly it would have been too slight for those men whose scale of admiration runs- so much in the pound. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  2. She was content with her own self, but had no admiration for it. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. " I think I understand- now," he said, and admiration was in his eyes; " I know the track. - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
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