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admiration

ad·mi·ra·tion

admiration

pronunciation:
aed m reI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a feeling of wonder, awe, or deep respect.
Her courageous story filled us with admiration.
synonyms:
appreciation, esteem, regard, respect
antonyms:
contempt, disapproval, disdain, scorn
similar words:
adoration, affection, approval, awe, devotion, estimation, favor, honor, reverence, veneration, wonder, worship
definition 2: the act of admiring.
synonyms:
admiring, appreciation, respect
antonyms:
disapproval, hatred
similar words:
adoration, affection, approval, devotion, esteem, favor, reverence, veneration
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The word admiration contains the following part:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).