astonishment


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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 ?
To his dismay and astonishment he found a Giant lying at the entrance of the wood; he was about to run off as fast as his legs could carry him, when the Giant called out: 'Don't be afraid, I won't harm you.
His words were echoed with unspeakable astonishment by all but Elinor, who sat with her head leaning over her work, in a state of such agitation as made her hardly know where she was.
HE was all astonishment at the appearance of my visitor, and at first observed Sir James with an attention which I was pleased to see not unmixed with jealousy; but unluckily it was impossible for me really to torment him, as Sir James, though extremely gallant to me, very soon made the whole party understand that his heart was devoted to my daughter.
I was in the utmost astonishment, and roared so loud, that they all ran back in a fright; and some of them, as I was afterwards told, were hurt with the falls they got by leaping from my sides upon the ground.
Then, to the great astonishment of the king, the eyes opened, and the head said, "Your majesty, open the book.
To my astonishment I butted into Umbopa, who was walking along immediately behind me, and very evidently had been listening with the greatest interest to my conversation with Infadoos.
So extreme was the surprise of the sailor, that he was unable even to thank Edmond, whose receding figure he continued to gaze after in speechless astonishment.
Again his astonishment was obvious; and he looked at her with an expression of mingled incredulity and mortification.
Tupman at this summary proceeding, great as it was, was immeasurably exceeded by the astonishment of the doctor.
This sensation lasts only a second, for even while you stagger something seems to turn over in your head, bringing uppermost the mental exclamation, full of astonishment and dismay, "By Jove
said the younger Kearney, with an odd mingling of astonishment and bashful gratification.
He would then begin again at the next fifty; seeming to commence at number one each time, as though he could not count more than fifty, and it was only by such a large number of fifties being found together, that his astonishment at the multitude of pages was excited.