admiration admiration  /ˌæd mə ˈreɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a feeling of delighted approval and liking
  2. (n) the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
  3. (n) a favorable judgment

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Higher order human emotions, such as compassion and admiration, are often cataloged as artifacts of culture.
  2. Feelings such as compassion and admiration are often considered artifacts of culture, but brain scans suggest they're embedded deep within the brain, with other crucial functions.
  3. But the mini-controversy that has surrounded his planned visit highlights the mix of admiration and suspicion with which Berliners view presidential pilgrimages to their city.

News

  1. UI alum mixing law and do-good volunteer work

    Michael Weinstock first set his sights on a run for political office while attending high school on the East Coast. With admiration for a Capitol Hill career, he took his youthful integrity and due diligence to a state unknown to him, the Hawkeye State to attend the University of Iowa in 1990.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Daily Iowan

  2. Local Choir Boys host Fallen Officers Bike Run

    There is a brotherhood among law enforcement like no other. Those in the field find themselves in a thankless occupation that fosters little admiration and carries a high degree of danger at every turn.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Deming Headlight

  3. Jese flattered by Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons

    The Spain Under-20 prospect has voiced his admiration for the Portugal star and is hopeful of breaking into the first team at the Santiago Bernabeu next season
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Goal.com via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "I don't make this decision based on any difference in policy with Gen McChrystal, nor do I make this decision out of any sense of personal insult," he said. "I've got great admiration for him and for his long service in uniform over the last...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Sky News

  2. "What I most took away from those experiences was simple admiration for the democratic process," she said. "The Supreme Court, of course, has the responsibility of ensuring that our government never oversteps its proper bounds or violates the...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: CBS News

  3. "We had great admiration for his talent and that he was able to triumph over tragedy on so many occasions in his life," Mandela added, saying Jackson had become like a member of the Mandela family.
    on Jul 7, 2009 By: Nelson Mandela Source: Inquirer.net

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