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Admiration

Admiration
1. Wonder; astonishment. Season your admiration for a while. (Shak)
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. Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy. Now, good Lafeu, bring in the admiration. (Shak) note of admiration, the mark (!), called also exclamation point.
Synonym: Wonder, approval, appreciation, adoration, reverence, worship.
Origin: f, fr. L. Admiratio. See Admire.


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