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|part of speech:
||a feeling of wonder, awe, or deep respect.
She was filled with admiration as she watched the doctor work with the sick children.He had a deep admiration for his favorite baseball player.
- appreciation, esteem, regard, respect
- contempt, scorn
- similar words:
- affection, approval, awe, devotion, favor, honor, reverence, wonder, worship
The word admiration
contains the following part:
that means the act, process, or result of
More about this word part:
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