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 for admiration
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Admiration \Ad`mi*ra"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. admiratio. See
     1. Wonder; astonishment. [Obs.]
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              Season your admiration for a while.   --Shak.
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     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.
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     3. Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or
        pleased surprise; a prodigy.
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              Now, good Lafeu, bring in the admiration. --Shak.
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     Note of admiration, the mark (!), called also exclamation
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     Syn: Wonder; approval; appreciation; adoration; reverence;
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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]

From 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

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

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

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