Part of speech: noun

The act of adoring; worship or devotion.

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Usage examples "adoration":

  1. She kissed the baby many times, softly, fearing that it might break, then drew back and gazed at it with rapt adoration. - "A Daughter of the Vine", Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton.
  2. And the Adoration of the Cross on Good Friday. - "The Altar Steps", Compton MacKenzie.
  3. Whence I stood, I had a side view of her face as she looked upward in rapt adoration- that face which I had once deemed so childish. - "The Red Cockade", Stanley J. Weyman.