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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 ?
This circumstance, coupled with his ambiguous, half-hinting, half-revealing, shrouded sort of talk, now begat in me all kinds of vague wonderments and half-apprehensions, and all connected with the Pequod; and Captain Ahab; and the leg he had lost; and the Cape Horn fit; and the silver calabash; and what Captain Peleg had said of him, when I left the ship the day previous; and the prediction of the squaw Tistig; and the voyage we had bound ourselves to sail; and a hundred other shadowy things.
And generally let it be noted, that those things which I here set down, are such as do naturally take the sense, and not respect petty wonderments.
He had gone some way, lost in doubt and in self-reproach, his mind all tremulous with a thousand new-found thoughts and fears and wonderments, when of a sudden there was a light rustle of the leaves behind him, and, glancing round, there was this graceful, swift-footed creature, treading in his very shadow, with her proud head bowed, even as his was--the picture of humility and repentance.