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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 ?
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.
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.
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.