displaying or feeling :
to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval.
to regard with wonder or surprise (usually used ironically or sarcastically):
I admire your audacity.
to feel or express .
Dialect. to take pleasure; like or desire:
I would admire to go.
be admiring of, Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. to admire:
He’s admiring of his brother’s farm.
“He did not want to come back this season, and I did,” she said, admiring her manicure.
Real Housewives, Real Problems Amy Kaufman November 4, 2009
Is Kate checking out her competition, or admiring another leather jacket?
If Kate Middleton’s Butt Could Speak: It’s Time Royal Princesses Led Visible, Voluble Public Lives Tim Teeman June 3, 2014
I stammered something about admiring his work and the conversation somehow lurched into motion.
Encounters With Thomas Pynchon Nick Romeo October 4, 2011
Their research translated into phenomenal book sales and admiring features.
Welcome to the Anarchy Economy Daniel Gross April 22, 2013
The admiring article did little to refute Hollywood notions of what exorcisms look like.
The Shame of an Exorcist Admitting Violation of Chastity Michelle Goldberg February 1, 2011
“I should think you would have,” said the other woman, in an admiring tone.
By the Light of the Soul Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
There should be no institution out of the reach of an indignant or admiring humanity.
Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
Those who were saluted her with admiring looks and generally treated her as a heroine, which caressed her vanity most pleasantly.
The White Terror and The Red Abraham Cahan
Geoff, however, was hardly at the age for admiring scenery much.
Great Uncle Hoot-Toot Mrs. Molesworth
Even in Choate and Phillips you are admiring the phrase and the elocution, and not the men.
Scribner’s Magazine, Volume 26, July 1899 Various
to regard with esteem, respect, approval, or pleased surprise
(archaic) to wonder at
early 15c. (implied in admired), from Middle French admirer (Old French amirer, 14c.), or directly from Latin admirari “to wonder at” (see admiration). Related: Admiring; admiringly.
that may be allowed or conceded; allowable: an admissible plan. capable or worthy of being : admissible evidence. Contemporary Examples If somehow the Tsarnaev brothers were detected by a drone, would that be admissible in court? When Drones Come to America, What Happens Then? Miranda Green May 17, 2013 And for Sarkozy, whether his presidential […]
displaying or feeling : admiring looks. Contemporary Examples “You overcame the objection,” says Len admiringly when I tell him about this that night. Confessions of an Obama Volunteer Tom Shone November 3, 2008 Maybe not to true believers like state Sen. Kent Sorenson, who introduced Bachmann admiringly in Indianola as “the real deal.” Michele Bachmann’s […]
that may be allowed or conceded; allowable: an admissible plan. capable or worthy of being : admissible evidence. Historical Examples (c) A third dispute turned upon the admissibility of non-Trinitarians to the privilege of co-operation. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7 Various Logic is the architect of this region, and for it there […]
the act of allowing to enter; entrance granted by permission, by provision or existence of pecuniary means, or by the removal of obstacles: the admission of aliens into a country. right or permission to enter: granting admission to the rare books room. the price paid for entrance, as to a theater or ball park. an […]
tending to . Historical Examples The tone was admissive, and as if she had said, “That is another thing!” Real Folks Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney I have been thus precise, because criticism is to me not “a game,” nor admissive of cogging and falsification. Notes and Queries, Number 197, August 6, 1853 Various