wonder, awe; delight, pleasure; esteem, regard, appreciation, respect:
She is lost in admiration of her mother's latest painting. Randolph was presented with a gold medal as a token of his colleagues' admiration.
deep, genuine, great, sincere, tremendous | frank, open | sneaking
Inwardly, I had a sneaking admiration for them.
| grudging, reluctant | mutual
VERB + ADMIRATION
be filled with, be full of, feel, have
I'm full of admiration for him. I have the greatest admiration for the nurses.
| express, show
She wrote to him expressing her admiration.
| compel, draw, fill sb with, gain, win
a dignity that compels admiration The way he dealt with the crisis filled me with admiration. He gained the admiration of thousands of people.
| be worthy of
As a writer she is certainly worthy of admiration.
He never lost the admiration of his students.
She stared at him in open admiration.
| with ~
gazing at her with admiration
| ~ for
admiration for his work
a gasp of admiration
The picture was greeted with gasps of admiration.
| have nothing but admiration for sb/sth
I have nothing but admiration for the way she tackled those bullies.
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