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[ad-mahyuh r-ing] /ædˈmaɪər ɪŋ/
displaying or feeling admiration:
admiring looks.
Origin of admiring
First recorded in 1620-30; admire + -ing2
Related forms
admiringly, adverb
half-admiring, adjective
half-admiringly, adverb
self-admiring, adjective
unadmiring, adjective
unadmiringly, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "That's what 'tiz to be a scholard," muttered the tavern keeper, admiringly.

    Ande Trembath Matthew Stanley Kemp
  • "Under the touch of 'Fairy Fingers,'" returned Maurice, admiringly.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • Sir Harry watched them admiringly, and his enthusiasm grew every moment.

    Not Like Other Girls Rosa N. Carey
  • "That's capital reasoning, Grace," exclaimed Mr. Hayden, admiringly.

    The Right Knock Helen Van-Anderson
  • And she held Una by her elbows, and looked at her admiringly.

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