Amazement
Amazement A*maze"ment, n. 1. The condition of being amazed; bewilderment [Obs.]; overwhelming wonder, as from surprise, sudden fear, horror, or admiration. [1913 Webster]

His words impression left Of much amazement. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Frenzy; madness. [Obs.] --Webster (1661). [1913 Webster]


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  • amazement — index incredulity, phenomenon (unusual occurrence), surprise Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • amazement — (n.) 1590s, mental stupefaction, early use of the Latin suffix with a native verb, from AMAZE (Cf. amaze) + MENT (Cf. ment). Meaning overwhelming wonder is c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • amazement — *wonder, wonderment, admiration …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • amazement — [n] state of surprise admiration, astonishment, awe, bewilderment, confoundment, confusion, marvel, one for the books*, perplexity, shock, something else*, stopper*, stunner*, stupefaction, wonder, wonderment; concepts 230,410 Ant. calmness,… …   New thesaurus

  • amazement — [ə māz′mənt] n. 1. an amazed condition; great wonder; astonishment 2. Obs. bewilderment …   English World dictionary

  • amazement — n. 1) complete, total, utter 2) amazement at, with (they expressed their amazement at/with our performance) 3) in amazement (they stared in amazement) 4) to one s amazement (to my utter amazement, he arrived on time) * * * [ə meɪzmənt] total… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • amazement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, sheer, utter ▪ stunned, wide eyed ▪ mock ▪ She raised her eyebrows in mock amazement …   Collocations dictionary

  • amazement — a|maze|ment [əˈmeızmənt] n [U] a feeling of great surprise = ↑astonishment do sth in amazement ▪ Ralph gasped in amazement. to sb s amazement ▪ To everyone s amazement, the goal was disallowed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • amazement — a|maze|ment [ ə meızmənt ] noun uncount a feeling of being very surprised: in amazement: They were shaking their heads in amazement. to someone s amazement: To my amazement, he actually refused to help me …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • amazement — UK [əˈmeɪzmənt] / US noun [uncountable] a feeling of being very surprised in amazement: They were shaking their heads in amazement. to someone s amazement: To my amazement, he actually refused to help me …   English dictionary

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