adoration

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French adoration, from Latin adōrātiō (worship, adoration), from adōrō (beseech; adore, worship), from ad (to, towards) + ōrō (beg).

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NounEdit

adoration (plural adorations)

  1. (countable) An act of religious worship.
    • a. 1779, David Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
      We incessantly look forward, and endeavour, by prayers, adoration, and sacrifice, to appease those unknown powers, whom we find, by experience, so able to afflict and oppress us.
  2. (uncountable) Admiration or esteem.
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
      ...if she can create the sense of beauty in people whose lives have been sordid and ugly...she is worthy of all your adoration, worthy of the adoration of the world.
  3. (uncountable) The act of adoring; loving devotion or fascination.

Related termsEdit

  • adorational

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin adōrātiō (worship, adoration), from adōrō (beseech; adore, worship), from ad (to, towards) + ōrō (beg).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

adoration f (plural adorations)

  1. adoration
  2. (religion) adoration

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Last modified on 6 April 2014, at 07:44