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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-mahyuh r-ing]
    • /ædˈmaɪər ɪŋ/
    • /ədˈmaɪə.rɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-mahyuh r-ing]
    • /ædˈmaɪər ɪŋ/

Definitions of admiring word

  • adjective admiring An admiring expression shows that you like or respect someone or something. 3
  • adjective admiring displaying or feeling admiration: admiring looks. 1
  • verb with object admiring to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval. 1
  • verb with object admiring to regard with wonder or surprise (usually used ironically or sarcastically): I admire your audacity. 1
  • verb without object admiring to feel or express admiration. 1
  • verb without object admiring Dialect. to take pleasure; like or desire: I would admire to go. 1

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Origin of admiring

First appearance:

before 1620
One of the 42% oldest English words
First recorded in 1620-30; admire + -ing2

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Parts of speech for Admiring


admiring popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

admiring usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for admiring

adjective admiring

  • appreciative — An appreciative reaction or comment shows the enjoyment that you are getting from something.
  • complimentary — If you are complimentary about something, you express admiration for it.
  • flattering — to try to please by complimentary remarks or attention.
  • favourable — Pleasing, encouraging or approving.
  • favorable — characterized by approval or support; positive: a favorable report.

Antonyms for admiring

adjective admiring

  • contemptuous — If you are contemptuous of someone or something, you do not like or respect them at all.
  • derisive — A derisive noise, expression, or remark expresses contempt.
  • libellous — containing, constituting, or involving a libel; maliciously defamatory.
  • libelous — containing, constituting, or involving a libel; maliciously defamatory.

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