wonderment


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won·der·ment

 (wŭn′dər-mənt)
n.
1. Astonishment, awe, or puzzlement.
2. Something that produces wonder; a marvel.

wonderment

(ˈwʌndəmənt)
n
1. rapt surprise; awe
2. puzzled interest
3. something that excites wonder

won•der•ment

(ˈwʌn dər mənt)

n.
1. an expression or state of wonder.
2. a cause or occasion of wonder.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wonderment - the feeling aroused by something strange and surprisingwonderment - the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
amazement, astonishment - the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising; "he looked at me in astonishment"
awe - an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration; "he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe"

wonderment

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

wonderment

[ˈwʌndəmənt] nstupore m, meraviglia
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And with these cracked words he finally departed, leaving me, for the moment, in no small wonderment at his frantic impudence.
The housekeeper and her husband were both of that decent phlegmatic order of people, to whom one may at any time safely communicate a remarkable piece of news without incurring the danger of having one's ears pierced by some shrill ejaculation, and subsequently stunned by a torrent of wordy wonderment.
My fears were groundless, however, as the other Martians, at first struck dumb with wonderment, finally broke into wild peals of laughter and applause.
Anne of Austria looked with wonderment on the warlike countenance of D'Artagnan, which betrayed a singular expression of deep feeling.
Matthew, and Lisbeth had been standing close by him for some minutes, stroking his hair, which was smoother than usual this morning, and looking down at the large page with silent wonderment at the mystery of letters.
The other night you seemed surprised at my knowing to what family you belonged; now you find subject for wonderment in my calling you patient.
I’ve always set store by the Quakers, they are so pretty- spoken, clever people, and it’s a wonderment to me how your father come to marry into a church family; for they are as contrary in religion as can be.
Still, for all slips of hers, One of Eve's family-- Wipe those poor lips of hers Oozing so clammily, Loop up her tresses Escaped from the comb, Her fair auburn tresses; Whilst wonderment guesses Where was her home?
Both managed to follow his example, to the wonderment of the footmen, who saw the three who had just escaped a terrible danger walking together gaily, as, under the guiding pressure of Sir Nathaniel's hand, they turned to re-enter the house.
It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.
We had just finished the last of our immediate antagonists as he spoke, and I turned in surprised wonderment at the sound of my name.
I had been so paralyzed by surprise that I had made no move to reach the deck during the awe-inspiring scene which I had just witnessed, and now I was to be still further amazed by her next act, for Phaidor extended her hand to me and assisted me to the deck, where I stood gazing at her in unconcealed and stupefied wonderment.