Syn. Wonder; approval; appreciation; adoration; reverence; worship.
(Ad*mir"a*tive) a. Relating to or expressing admiration or wonder. [R.] Earle.
(Ad*mire") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Admired ; p. pr. & vb. n. Admiring ] [F. admirer, fr. L. admirari;
ad + mirari to wonder, for smirari, akin to Gr. to smile, Skr. smi, and E. smile.]
1. To regard with wonder or astonishment; to view with surprise; to marvel at. [Archaic]
Examples rather to be admired than imitated.
2. To regard with wonder and delight; to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something
which calls out approbation, esteem, love, or reverence; to estimate or prize highly; as, to admire a person
of high moral worth, to admire a landscape.
Admired as heroes and as gods obeyed.
Admire followed by the infinitive is obsolete or colloquial; as, I admire to see a man consistent in his
Syn. To esteem; approve; delight in.
(Ad*mire"), v. i. To wonder; to marvel; to be affected with surprise; sometimes with at.
To wonder at Pharaoh, and even admire at myself.
1. Regarded with wonder and delight; highly prized; as, an admired poem.
2. Wonderful; also, admirable. [Obs.] "Admired disorder." " Admired Miranda." Shak.
(Ad*mir"er) n. One who admires; one who esteems or loves greatly. Cowper.
(Ad*mir"ing), a. Expressing admiration; as, an admiring glance. Ad*mir"ing*ly, adv. Shak.
(Ad*mis`si*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. admissibilité.] The quality of being admissible; admissibleness; as,
the admissibility of evidence.
(Ad*mis"si*ble) a. [F. admissible, LL. admissibilis. See Admit.] Entitled to be admitted,
or worthy of being admitted; that may be allowed or conceded; allowable; as, the supposition is hardly
admissible. Ad*mis"si*ble*ness, n. Ad*mis"si*bly, adv.
(Ad*mis"sion) n. [L. admissio: cf. F. admission. See Admit.]