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[ ad-uh-rey-shuhn ]


  1. the act of paying honor, as to a divine being; worship.
  2. reverent homage.
  3. fervent and devoted love.


/ ˌædəˈreɪʃən /


  1. deep love or esteem
  2. the act of worshipping

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Word History and Origins

Origin of adoration1

1535–45; < Latin adōrātiōn- (stem of adōrātiō ) worship. See adore, -ation

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Example Sentences

Success and adoration turns anything beloved into a target, and here is a show that received almost unparalleled acclaim, is about to win a truckload of Emmys next month, and, more, did all that with the audacity of being about niceness.

While Disney’s streaming service has seen its subscriber base shoot up over the past year-plus, WarnerMedia’s streamer has bested it in terms of original programming and critical adoration.

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We just channeled all that adoration and love for each other into Ross and Rachel.

I can barely have a conversation with someone either in the education space or the behavioral-economics space without someone expressing adoration for you — and not just for your work, but you personally.

The film would win the Academy Award for Best Picture and the adoration of legions of fans while capturing the lonesome bravado and sordid materialism of America in its crass urban decline.

Fatherless and emotionally needy, du Pont was a loner who sought companionship and adoration—usually at great financial cost.

In its sixth season, Modern Family is still worthy of adoration from audiences—just not Emmy voters.

As fully displayed as primetime would allow, Bieber was expecting audible adoration.

I have a hunch that our collective adoration of OITNB outweighs the love for it, or even awareness of it, among Emmy voters.

Of course, the art world loves them back—but as soon as the mutual adoration is openly expressed, it suddenly feels uncool.

His attitude became one of good-humored subservience and tacit adoration.

Her father first received her to his arms in 1754, and she became the object of his painful and most passionate adoration.

The consciousness of the presence of God, the adoration of his being, became a passion of her soul.

From our earliest infancy he inspired us, not so much with love as with respect and adoration.

An immense number of pilgrims come here every year to pay their adoration to this divine tooth.


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