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English definition of “admiring”

admiring

adjective     /ədˈmaɪə.rɪŋ/ US  /-ˈmaɪr.ɪŋ/
showing admiration: Annette was getting lots of admiring looks/glances in her new red dress. She was surrounded by a group of admiring photographers.Showing respect and admiration admiringly     /-li/ adverb The women sitting opposite us were gazing admiringly (= with admiration) at baby Joe.Showing respect and admiration
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