A feeling of pleasure, wonder, and approval. See Synonyms at regard.(noun)
An object of wonder and esteem; a marvel.(noun)
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Use "admiration" in a sentence
"Following Burke, Reid identifies the affect properly inspired by beautiful objects as love (this contrasts with the affect properly inspired by sublime objects, which he identifies as admiration)."
"In a short time, however, he contrived to draw my attention to himself, by his extreme impertinence; for he chose to express what he called his admiration of me, in terms so open and familiar, that he forced me to express my displeasure with equal plainness."
"It was the same at the end of an oar or rope and Phrynus heard, in his stupor, the sounds of grudging admiration from the gang."