Ad·mir·ing, a. Expressing admiration; as, an admiring glance. -- Ad*mir*ing*ly, adv.
Ad·mire v. t. [imp. & p. p. Admired p. pr. & vb. n. Admiring ]
1. To regard with wonder or astonishment; to view with surprise; to marvel at. [Archaic]
Examples rather to be admired than imitated. --Fuller.
2. To regard with wonder and delight; to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love, or reverence; to estimate or prize highly; as, to admire a person of high moral worth, to admire a landscape.
Admired as heroes and as gods obeyed. --Pope.
Note: ☞ Admire followed by the infinitive is obsolete or colloquial; as, I admire to see a man consistent in his conduct.
Syn: -- To esteem; approve; delight in.
adj : showing or feeling admiration; "an admiring crowd"; "gave me
one of her rare admiring looks"