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She looked at me in _________ [noun implying impressed].

But this isn't how I want to word it. What I want to write, is, "Her eyes widened as her eyebrows raised and she drooped her bottom lip in [enter word for impressed]" And I know it isn't impression, please help! What's the word I'm looking for?

  • I have modified the sample sentence to match with the explanation. – alwayslearning Feb 27 at 5:44
  • Drooping bottom lip doesn't suggest "awe" very well. More like silly or sad. – user22542 Feb 27 at 21:35
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She looked at me in admiration.

Collins:

admiration

uncountable noun [in NOUN]

Admiration is a feeling of great liking and respect for a person or thing.

Meg's eyes widened in admiration.

COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

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