[ ad-uh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ˌæd əˈreɪ ʃən /


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

Origin of adoration

1535–45; < Latin adōrātiōn- (stem of adōrātiō) worship. See adore, -ation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for adoration


/ (ˌædəˈreɪʃən) /


deep love or esteem
the act of worshipping
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Word Origin and History for adoration



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper