- the act of paying honor, as to a divine being; worship.
- reverent homage.
- fervent and devoted love.
Origin of adoration
Related Words for adorationadmiration, veneration, reverence, devotion, esteem, shine, attachment, hankering, weakness, yen, idolization, honor, crush, passion, infatuation, exaltation, ardor, idolatry, estimation, worship
Examples from the Web for adoration
Contemporary Examples of adoration
Fatherless and emotionally needy, du Pont was a loner who sought companionship and adoration—usually at great financial cost.Foxcatcher’s Real-Life Psycho Killer
November 18, 2014
In its sixth season, Modern Family is still worthy of adoration from audiences—just not Emmy voters.Stop Hating on ‘Modern Family’ (But Also Stop Giving It Emmys)
October 15, 2014
And her dad apparently will never satisfy his thirst for adoration, whether from the world at large or from himself.Rasheda Ali Fights Her Father’s Disease
February 20, 2013
Paul Ryan, meanwhile, has remained steadfast in his adoration of Atlas Shrugged.The Search for Serious Literary Fiction for Republicans
November 5, 2012
Their adoration is expressed as hyperbolically as it is earnestly.‘Sherlock’ Star Benedict Cumberbatch’s Polarizing ‘Cumberbitches’
October 25, 2012
Historical Examples of adoration
The adoration of her, and the insane desire of her, can be seen in every play he wrote from 1597 to 1608.The Man Shakespeare
They set him on the road which leadeth to peace and adoration.The Babylonian Legends of the Creation
She was bending forward, smiling, flattering her escort with the adoration of her eyes.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
And if you knew how dearly loved she was, with what adoration she is still surrounded.
And then all the voices, the thousands of voices, began the chant of adoration and gratitude.
- deep love or esteem
- the act of worshipping
1540s, from Middle French adoration, from Latin adorationem (nominative adoratio) "worship, adoration," noun of action from past participle stem of adorare; see adore, the original sense of which is preserved in this word.