astonishment


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Related to astonishment: bewilderment, rebuffed

a·ston·ish·ment

 (ə-stŏn′ĭsh-mənt)
n.
1. Great surprise or amazement.
2. A cause of amazement; a marvel.

astonishment

(əˈstɒnɪʃmənt)
n
1. extreme surprise; amazement
2. a cause of amazement

as•ton•ish•ment

(əˈstɒn ɪʃ mənt)

n.
1. overpowering wonder; amazement.
2. an object or cause of amazement.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.astonishment - the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprisingastonishment - 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

astonishment

noun amazement, surprise, wonder, confusion, awe, consternation, bewilderment, wonderment, stupefaction 'What?' she asked in astonishment.

astonishment

noun
1. The emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring or astounding:
Archaic: admiration, dread.
2. One that evokes great surprise and admiration:
Idioms: one for the books, the eighth wonder of the world.
Translations
دَهْشَه، تَعَجُّب
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forbavselseforbløffelse
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presenečenje

astonishment

[əˈstɒnɪʃmənt] Nasombro m; (stronger) → estupefacción f
a look of astonishmentuna mirada de asombro; (stronger) → una mirada de estupefacción
her astonishment at my good fortunesu asombro or sorpresa ante mi buena suerte
to my astonishmentpara mi asombro or sorpresa

astonishment

[əˈstɒnɪʃmənt] n(grand) étonnement m, stupéfaction f
in astonishment → avec stupéfaction
to my astonishment → à ma stupéfaction

astonishment

nErstaunen nt, → Überraschung f (→ at über +acc); look of astonishmenterstaunter or überraschter Blick; she looked at me in (complete) astonishmentsie sah mich (ganz) erstaunt or überrascht an; to my astonishmentzu meinem Erstaunen

astonishment

[əˈstɒnɪʃmənt] nstupore m, meraviglia
in astonishment → in modo attonito
she gave me a look of astonishment → mi ha lanciato uno sguardo stupito
to my astonishment → con mia gran meraviglia, con mio grande stupore

astonish

(əˈstoniʃ) verb
to surprise greatly. I was astonished by his ignorance.
aˈstonishing adjective
an astonishing sight.
aˈstonishment noun
To my astonishment she burst into tears.
References in classic literature ?
Had Tom Swift's giant cannon been discharged somewhere in the vicinity of his home it could have caused but little more astonishment to Mr.
To my astonishment, grandfather replied that I might go if I wished.
When it came her turn to read it, she did so with profound astonishment.
In such cases he made use of English, broken and imperfect, but sufficiently intelligible, and which he rendered so mild and musical, by his deep, guttural voice, that it never failed to cause both ladies to look up in admiration and astonishment.
said the younger Kearney, with an odd mingling of astonishment and bashful gratification.
Hepzibah blundered to and fro about her small place of business, committing the most unheard-of errors: now stringing up twelve, and now seven, tallow-candles, instead of ten to the pound; selling ginger for Scotch snuff, pins for needles, and needles for pins; misreckoning her change, sometimes to the public detriment, and much oftener to her own; and thus she went on, doing her utmost to bring chaos back again, until, at the close of the day's labor, to her inexplicable astonishment, she found the money-drawer almost destitute of coin.
cried the Governor, slowly recovering from the astonishment into which Pearl's response had thrown him.
I sang out, I could not help it now; and giving a sudden grunt of astonishment he began feeling me.
I turned and galloped to the further side of the meadow as fast as I could go, and there I stood snorting with astonishment and fear.
Her heart swelled and throbbed, and she involuntarily strained him so tight that the little fellow looked up into her face in astonishment.
Surprise and astonishment flashed from face to face all over the house; the queen's gratified smile faded out at the name of Sir Kay, and she looked disap- pointed; and the page whispered in my ear with an accent and manner expressive of extravagant derision --
About noon we arrived at the foot of the Bru"nig Pass, and made a two-hour stop at the village hotel, another of those clean, pretty, and thoroughly well-kept inns which are such an astonishment to people who are accustomed to hotels of a dismally different pattern in remote country-towns.