Meaning of “admiration” in the English Dictionary

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"admiration" in British English

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admirationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌæd.mɪˈreɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌæd.məˈreɪ.ʃən/

B2 the feeling of admiring someone or something:

My admiration for that woman grows daily.
She gazed in admiration at his broad, muscular shoulders.

More examples

  • Over the years her work has compelled universal admiration and trust.
  • I've got a lot of admiration for people who do that sort of work.
  • I'm full of admiration for you.
  • The public's admiration is misdirected, as he has done nothing to deserve it.
  • I gazed at her in mute admiration.

(Definition of “admiration” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)