Ad`mi*ra"tion (#), n. [F., fr. L. admiratio. See Admire.]

1.

Wonder; astonishment.

[Obs.]

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.

Syn. -- Wonder; approval; appreciation; adoration; reverence; worship.

 

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