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.
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. He puckered his brows in an attempt to recall some recollection of similar things.
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. Was it a dream?
Conversation was exclamatory for a little while, with gaps of wonderment; and then the Editor got fervent in his curiosity.
"Why, Grandfather, here is the very arm!" interrupted Charley, in great wonderment. "And did Sir William Phips put in these screws with his own hands?
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.