1. Wonder; astonishment. "Season your admiration
for a while." (Shak)
2. Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion
excited by a face
or thing possessed of amazing or tall
excellence; as, admiration
of a fine
woman, of a landscape, of virtue.
3. Reason of admiration; something to excite
wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy. "Now, good
in the admiration." (Shak) Note of admiration, the mark
(!), called also
Synonym: Wonder, approval, appreciation, adoration, reverence, worship.
Origin: F, fr. L. Admiratio. See Admire.
Source: Websters Vocabulary