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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Admiration

ADMIRA'TION, noun Wonder mingled with pleasing emotions, as approbation, esteem, love or veneration; a compound emotion excited by something novel, rare, great, or excellent; applied to persons and their works. It often includes a slight degree of surprise. Thus, we view the solar system with admiration

Very near to admiration is the wish to admire.

It has been sometimes used in an ill sense, denoting wonder with disapprobation.

Your boldness I with admiration see. [Dryden]

When I saw her I wondered with great admiration Revelation 17:6.