amazement


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a·maze·ment

 (ə-māz′mənt)
n.
1. A state of extreme surprise or wonder; astonishment.
2. Obsolete Bewilderment; perplexity.

amazement

(əˈmeɪzmənt)
n
1. incredulity or great astonishment; complete wonder or surprise
2. obsolete bewilderment or consternation

a•maze•ment

(əˈmeɪz mənt)

n.
1. overwhelming surprise or astonishment.
2. Obs.
a. perplexity.
b. consternation.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amazement - the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprisingamazement - the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising; "he looked at me in astonishment"
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
wonder, wonderment, admiration - the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
surprise - the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
stupefaction - a feeling of stupefied astonishment

amazement

amazement

noun
The emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring or astounding:
Archaic: admiration, dread.
Translations
ذُهُول، دَهْشَة
ohromeníúžas
forbavselseforbløffelse
furîa, undrun
veliko začudenje

amazement

[əˈmeɪzmənt] Nasombro m
the news caused general amazementla noticia causó sorpresa generalizada or un asombro general
they looked on in amazementmiraron asombrados
to my amazementpara mi gran asombro or sorpresa

amazement

[əˈmeɪzmənt] n (= astonishment) → stupéfaction f, ébahissement m
The news was greeted with amazement → La nouvelle a été accueillie avec stupéfaction.

amazement

nErstaunen nt, → Verwunderung f; much to my amazementzu meinem großen Erstaunen

amazement

[əˈmeɪzmənt] nstupore m, meraviglia
to my amazement ... → con mia gran sorpresa...
he looked at me in amazement → mi guardò stupito

amaze

(əˈmeiz) verb
to surprise greatly. I was amazed at his stupidity.
aˈmazement noun
great surprise. To my amazement, he had never heard of her.
aˈmazing adjective
an amazing sight.
aˈmazingly adverb

amazement

n. asombro, pasmo, admiración.
References in classic literature ?
This was a surprise even to the actors, and when they saw the table, they looked at one another in rapturous amazement.
The listener in the hall walked up and down, lost in amazement.
Perhaps he got the feeling of being a rake more from his wife's rage and amazement than from any experiences of his own.
repeated Edna in amazement, stirring her coffee absently.
Although in a state of perfect repose, and apparently disregarding, with characteristic stoicism, the excitement and bustle around him, there was a sullen fierceness mingled with the quiet of the savage, that was likely to arrest the attention of much more experienced eyes than those which now scanned him, in unconcealed amazement.
Jennie looked at the wall in amazement, but I told her merrily that I did it out of pure spite at the vicious thing.
Black Scipio answered the summons in a prodigious, hurry; but showed the whites of his eyes in amazement on beholding only the carpenter.
What I look back at with amazement is the situation I accepted.
At that time in the morning any Christian would have washed his face; but Queequeg, to my amazement, contented himself with restricting his ablutions to his chest, arms, and hands.
Best, therefore, withhold any amazement at the strangely gallied whales before us, for there is no folly of the beasts of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men.
And in the end he could bear it no more, but buried his face in his hands and burst into tears, to the alarm and amazement of his hosts.
At last, a sudden recollection seemed to flash upon him, for he stared at the stranger with such an air of blank amazement and alarm, that he walked up to him.