- to regard with the utmost esteem, love, and respect; honor.
- to pay divine honor to; worship: to adore God.
- to like or admire very much: I simply adore the way your hair is done!
- to worship.
Origin of adore
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Examples from the Web for adoringly
"Betty, Betty, you're so wonderful," cried Mollie adoringly.The Outdoor Girls at Bluff Point
Laura Lee Hope
He did love her, love her adoringly, as he loved what was great and lofty in art.What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales
Hans Christian Andersen
Then she backed off, and stood gazing down upon the two of them adoringly.The Brentons
Anna Chapin Ray
Cissy paused for breath, and her lover looked at her adoringly.Pretty Geraldine, the New York Salesgirl
Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
From the moment I met you I loved you, loved you blindly, adoringly, madly!Lady Windermere's Fan
- (tr) to love intensely or deeply
- to worship (a god) with religious rites
- (tr) informal to like very muchI adore chocolate
Word Origin and History for adoringly
late 14c., aouren, "to worship, pay divine honors to, bow down before," from Old French aorer "to adore, worship, praise" (10c.), from Latin adorare "speak to formally, beseech, ask in prayer," in Late Latin "to worship," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + orare "speak formally, pray" (see orator). Meaning "to honor very highly" is attested from 1590s; weakened sense of "to be very fond of" emerged by 1880s. Related: Adored; adoring.