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
References in classic literature ?
It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.
The magnificent diamond locket which hung about Tarzan's neck, had been a source of much wonderment to Jane.
Now before him, behind, on either side there was naught but glorious green beauty shot with splashes of gorgeous color that made him gasp in wonderment.
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.
Tarzan viewed the vine-covered columns in mild wonderment.
Oh, Anne, I dread it all--the gossip and wonderment and questioning.
As I crept closer to the antelope, sure this time of a good shot at a large buck, I suddenly saw something that caused me to forget all about my prey in wonderment.
That was the first thought that darted across Silas's blank wonderment.
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.
He capped her reproof with wonderment that a woman of her age could have stood in Kingsway looking at the traffic until she forgot.
The Spaniards, bloated with fine living upon the fruits of the miraculous land, fell in heaps; but the hardy Englishmen, tawny with sea-voyaging, hairy for lack of razors, with muscles like wire, fangs greedy for flesh, and fingers itching for gold, despatched the wounded, drove the dying into the sea, and soon reduced the natives to a state of superstitious wonderment.