admirative

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Via French admiratif or directly from its etymon, Medieval Latin admirativus.

AdjectiveEdit

admirative (comparative more admirative, superlative most admirative)

  1. Characterized by admiration.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

admirative (plural admiratives)

  1. (An instance of) a verb form similar to mirative, found primarily in some languages of the Balkan sprachbund (i.e. namely Albanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian), which expresses surprise, irony, doubt, or reportedness on the part of the speaker (compare mirative).

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 admirative” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 admirative”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.
  4. 4.0 4.1 admirative”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  5. ^ admirative in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

admirative

  1. feminine singular of admiratif