[ ad-mahyuhr-ing ]
See synonyms for: admiringadmiringly on

  1. displaying or feeling admiration: admiring looks.

Origin of admiring

First recorded in 1620–30; admire + -ing2

Other words from admiring

  • ad·mir·ing·ly, adverb
  • half-ad·mir·ing, adjective
  • half-ad·mir·ing·ly, adverb
  • self-ad·mir·ing, adjective
  • un·ad·mir·ing, adjective
  • un·ad·mir·ing·ly, adverb

Words Nearby admiring Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use admiring in a sentence

  • While you were admiring the long roll of the wave, a sudden spray would be dashed over you, and make you catch your breath!

  • David thought the farmer a fool, and rode on, admiring the blue sky uncheckered by a single cloud.

  • There was a host of friends and acquaintances around the little home, making merry and admiring the baby.

  • He fired with an accuracy of aim that won him an admiring mutter, although to miss would have been almost as noteworthy.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • A strident voice drowned the scandal, and an admiring group ceased smoking and listened spellbound to a characteristic anecdote.

    The Chequers | James Runciman