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adoration

ad·o·ra·tion

adoration

 
pronunciation:
ae d reI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or condition of adoring or worshiping.
His adoration of the baby was apparent in his tenderness toward her.The nuns' days are filled with prayer and adoration of Christ.
synonyms:
ardor, love, reverence, veneration, worship
similar words:
admiration, awe, deference, devotion, esteem, faithfulness, fealty, fondness, loyalty, passion, respect
definition 2: worship or reverence.
synonyms:
reverence, veneration, worship
antonyms:
blasphemy
similar words:
admiration, awe, deference, devotion, esteem, faithfulness, fealty, glory, homage, idolatry, loyalty, respect
definition 3: deep love, esp. for a person.
synonyms:
ardor, love
antonyms:
abhorrence, detestation, hatred, loathing
similar words:
admiration, devotion, fervor, fondness, passion, worship