Adoration
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Adoration

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French adoration, from Latin ad?r?ti?, ad?r?ti?nem ("worship, adoration"), from ad?r? ("beseech; adore, worship"), from ad ("to, towards") + ?r? ("beg"). adore +‎ -ation

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /?æ.d?'?e?.n/
  • Rhymes: -en
  • Hyphenation: ad?o?ra?tion

Noun

adoration (countable and uncountable, 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.
  4. (historical) The selection of a pope by acclamation and before any formal ballot (excluded as a voting method in 1621 by Pope Gregory XV).

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French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin ad?r?ti?, ad?r?ti?nem ("worship, adoration"), from ad?r? ("beseech; adore, worship"), from ad ("to, towards") + ?r? ("beg").

Pronunciation

Noun

adoration f (plural adorations)

  1. adoration
  2. (religion) adoration

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