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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a feeling of delighted approval and liking;
[syn: admiration, esteem]

2. the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising;
[syn: wonder, wonderment, admiration]

3. a favorable judgment;
- Example: "a small token in admiration of your works"
[syn: admiration, appreciation]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Admiration \Ad`mi*ra"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. admiratio. See Admire.] 1. Wonder; astonishment. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Season your admiration for a while. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of a beautiful woman, of a landscape, of virtue. [1913 Webster] 3. Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy. [1913 Webster] Now, good Lafeu, bring in the admiration. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note of admiration, the mark (!), called also exclamation point. [1913 Webster] Syn: Wonder; approval; appreciation; adoration; reverence; worship. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

admiration n 1: a feeling of delighted approval and liking [syn: admiration, esteem] 2: the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising [syn: wonder, wonderment, admiration] 3: a favorable judgment; "a small token in admiration of your works" [syn: admiration, appreciation]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

116 Moby Thesaurus words for "admiration": Amor, Christian love, Eros, OK, Platonic love, acceptance, account, adherence, adoration, affection, agape, amaze, amazement, apotheosis, appreciation, approbation, approval, ardency, ardor, astonishment, astoundment, attachment, awe, beguilement, bewilderment, blessing, bodily love, breathless adoration, breathless wonder, brotherly love, caritas, charity, conjugal love, consideration, countenance, courtesy, deference, deification, delight, desire, devotion, dumbfoundment, duty, ecstasy, endorsement, esteem, estimation, exaggerated respect, faithful love, fancy, fascination, favor, favorable vote, fervor, flame, fondness, free love, free-lovism, great respect, heart, hero worship, high regard, homage, honor, idolatry, idolism, idolization, lasciviousness, libido, like, liking, love, lovemaking, married love, marvel, marveling, nod, passion, physical love, pleasure, popular regard, popularity, prestige, puzzlement, rapture, regard, respect, reverence, reverential regard, sanction, seal of approval, sense of mystery, sense of wonder, sentiment, sex, sexual love, shine, spiritual love, stamp of approval, stupefaction, surprise, tender feeling, tender passion, transport, truelove, uxoriousness, veneration, voice, vote, weakness, wonder, wonderment, worship, yea, yea vote, yearning
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

ADMIRATION, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.