• A positive emotion including wonder and approbation; the regarding of another as being wonderful
  • Wondering or questioning (without any particular positive or negative attitude to the subject).
  • Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise.


Similar words


  • Borrowed from Middle French admiration, or directly from Latin admīrātiō, from prefix ad- + mīrō + -ātiō. Compare the verb admire, and US dialectal terms miration and mirate.

Modern English dictionary

Explore and search massive catalog of over 900,000 word meanings.

Word of the Day

Get a curated memorable word every day.

Challenge yourself

Level up your vocabulary by setting personal goals.

And much more

Try out Vedaist now.