Definition of adoration in English:

adoration

noun

mass noun
  • 1Deep love and respect.

    ‘he gave her a look of adoration’
    ‘it was enough to earn him the adoration of the fans’
    • ‘What really rubs him the wrong way is Lawson's puppy-dog adoration for the newcomer.’
    • ‘Even in the past, with just a limited number of newspapers and broadsheets, this phenomenon has taken place, as the public adoration of Admiral Nelson demonstrated.’
    • ‘As a sump for adoration that might otherwise be misdirected at political leaders and go dangerously to their heads.’
    • ‘Wickham pocketed a small box, and Miss Darcy looked up at him with glowing adoration.’
    • ‘His lips quivered as he spoke and tears made his eyes misty as he looked up with utter adoration at the tall first mate.’
    • ‘Ali, however, remains an icon, a figure of adoration.’
    • ‘For a long time I still had intense feelings of love and adoration for Tariq.’
    • ‘He looked down at her with absolute adoration in his eyes.’
    • ‘For the athlete, if he's lucky, it's a medal, world recognition, splashy endorsement deals, the adoration of millions of compatriots, whatever.’
    • ‘His adoration, like a jealous lover's, is only rhetorically distinguishable from contempt.’
    • ‘Many who backed him did so because of resentment for the opposition rather than adoration.’
    • ‘In an age in which young girls were sentimentalized as emblems of purity and beauty, Carroll regarded little girls with great adoration, almost worship.’
    • ‘It was a cloudless summer morning, and all Nature, smiling in her felicity, sent up a hymn of adoration to the author of her beauty.’
    • ‘As the boys wrestle at his feet, there is no mistaking their adoration for the father they so strikingly resemble.’
    • ‘Street painting is sustained in equal measure by the public adoration of icons and artistic self-denial.’
    • ‘He's after stamping and cheering adoration, and by the end of the show he has the audience doing just that.’
    • ‘The more wine he drank the more obvious his adoration for her became.’
    • ‘Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh is famous for his Gallic charm and for having the adoration of supermodels and actresses.’
    • ‘He was revered like a movie idol, with an endless supply of adoration.’
    • ‘The anticipation and adoration that shone from his eyes was unmistakable.’
    love, devotion, care, fondness, warmth, affection
    worship, worshipping, glory, glorification, glorifying, praise, praising, thanksgiving, homage, paying homage, exaltation, exalting, extolment, veneration, venerating, revering, reverence
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  • 2Worship; veneration.

    ‘the Adoration of the Magi’
    • ‘The adoration commences from 10.30 am to 7pm each day.’
    • ‘In our Votive Mass today we are thinking particularly of adoration of the Cross on which Christ died.’
    • ‘Most religions teach adoration of the supreme being in whose image all humanity was formed.’
    • ‘Christianity, in bringing its Divine light to our world, has taught us to refer our adoration to the only object to which it is due.’
    • ‘Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on the 1st April.’
    • ‘The Adoration Chapel in Swinford Church will re-open on Sunday August 25, with adoration from 2 to 6 p.m.’
    • ‘Rabbi Berger's pious respect for Schneerson's memory severely compromises his best efforts to combat the Lubavitchers' adoration of him.’
    • ‘The congregation suggests organizing Eucharistic adoration for young people around Palm Sunday.’
    • ‘More people are invited to come along and take part in the adoration.’
    • ‘Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place every Tuesday in Knockmore Church.’
    • ‘The goal of Hall's meditative practice is "an inward adoration of God".’
    • ‘The children's 8pm mass of the Lord's supper is followed by adoration of the cross until 11 pm.’
    • ‘The Novena is followed by adoration of the Blessed sacrament.’
    • ‘Churches will not draw young people to their doors if they shy away from any mention of adoration as a matter of embarrassment.’
    • ‘Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on the 4th March.’
    • ‘Like all those who have gone before us, may the revelation of Christ in our hearts compel us to lay down our lives before him in worship and adoration.’
    • ‘Adoration continues in Rathduff Church every Sunday during lent from 12 noon to 5pm with Holy hour from 5 to 6pm.’
    • ‘The decline in the proper understanding of the Holy Eucharist and the consequent decline in reverence and adoration, are not phenomena in isolation.’
    • ‘The adoration commences at 10.30 am to 7pm each day.’
    • ‘This leads naturally to prayer: praise, adoration, thanksgiving, petition, repentance, resolve.’
    worship, glorify, praise, revere, reverence, exalt, laud, extol, esteem, venerate, pay homage to, pay tribute to
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Pronunciation

adoration

/adəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/