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Definition 1: a favorable judgment - [noun denoting act]

Samples where admiration or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a small token in admiration of your works

Synonyms for admiration in the sense of this definition

(admiration is a kind of ...) the formal act of approving

"he gave the project his blessing" "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

(... is a kind of admiration ) the act of admiring strongly

(... is a kind of admiration ) a portrayal of something as ideal

"the idealization of rural life was very misleading"

Definition 2: a feeling of delighted approval and liking - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for admiration in the sense of this definition

(admiration is a kind of ...) a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment

"I've always had a liking for reading" "she developed a liking for gin"

(... is a kind of admiration ) admiration for Britain and British customs

(... is a kind of admiration ) admiration for great men (or their memory)

(... is a kind of admiration ) admiration for Greece and the Greeks and Greek customs

(... is a kind of admiration ) admiration for women

Definition 3: the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for admiration in the sense of this definition

(admiration is a kind of ...) the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising

"he looked at me in astonishment"

(... is a kind of admiration ) an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration

"he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe"

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