[ad-mahyuh r-ing]


displaying or feeling admiration: admiring looks.

Origin of admiring

First recorded in 1620–30; admire + -ing2
Related formsad·mir·ing·ly, adverbhalf-ad·mir·ing, adjectivehalf-ad·mir·ing·ly, adverbself-ad·mir·ing, adjectiveun·ad·mir·ing, adjectiveun·ad·mir·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Then he wiped the rein with his coat tail and looked at it admiringly.


    W. A. Fraser

  • "He's got the eye with him this time," said Cousin Egbert admiringly.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Mr Haredale glanced at him—not fondly or admiringly—smiled, and held his peace.

    Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens

  • In secularities it is always Evu who initiates, and Tara admiringly follows.

    Lotus Buds

    Amy Carmichael

  • "He had to," said she, with an admiringly dramatic simplicity.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown