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Entry Word: admiration
Function: noun
Text: 1 a feeling of great approval and liking <my admiration for Yoko increased when I discovered she had learned English only since coming to the U.S.>
Synonyms appreciation, esteem, estimation, favor, regard, respect
Related Words acclamation, adoration, approbation, deference, homage, honor, praise, reverence, veneration, worship; delight, enjoyment, fancy; amazement, awe, wonder, wonderment
Near Antonyms condemnation, disapproval, disdain, opprobrium, scorn; disappointment, discontent, disenchantment, disgruntlement, disillusionment, displeasure, indignation, unhappiness; aversion, contempt, disgust, dislike, disregard, distaste
Antonyms disfavor
2 the rapt attention and deep emotion caused by the sight of something extraordinary <gaped in admiration as one flower-bedecked float after another paraded past them> -- see WONDER 2