amazement

  • 1Amazement — 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2amazement — index incredulity, phenomenon (unusual occurrence), surprise Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3amazement — (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

  • 4amazement — *wonder, wonderment, admiration …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5amazement — [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,… …

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  • 6amazement — [ə māz′mənt] n. 1. an amazed condition; great wonder; astonishment 2. Obs. bewilderment …

    English World dictionary

  • 7amazement — 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

  • 8amazement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, sheer, utter ▪ stunned, wide eyed ▪ mock ▪ She raised her eyebrows in mock amazement …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9amazement — 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

  • 10amazement — 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

  • 11amazement — 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

  • 12amazement — noun (U) a feeling of great surprise: in amzement: Ralph gasped in amazement. | to my amazement: To my amazement she came up and shook my hand …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13amazement — [[t]əme͟ɪzmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft in N Amazement is the feeling you have when something surprises you very much. I stared at her in amazement. Syn: astonishment …

    English dictionary

  • 14amazement — noun we watched in amazement as Yvonne took her first steps since the accident Syn: astonishment, surprise, shock, stupefaction, incredulity, disbelief, speechlessness, awe, wonder, wonderment …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15amazement — [əˈmeɪzmənt] noun [U] a feeling of being very surprised They were shaking their heads in amazement.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16amazement — amaze ► VERB ▪ surprise greatly; astonish. DERIVATIVES amazement noun. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17amazement — noun Date: circa 1586 1. obsolete consternation, bewilderment 2. the quality or state of being amazed 3. something that amazes …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18amazement — /euh mayz meuhnt/, n. 1. overwhelming surprise or astonishment. 2. Obs. a. stupefaction; frenzy. b. perplexity. c. consternation. [1590 1600; AMAZE + MENT] * * * …

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  • 19amazement — noun /ʌˈmez.mɛnt/ a) The condition of being amazed; overwhelming wonder, as from surprise, sudden fear, horror, or admiration; astonishment. Were be …

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  • 20amazement — Synonyms and related words: admiration, amaze, astonishing thing, astonishment, astoundment, awe, beguilement, bewilderment, breathless wonder, confoundment, curiosity, dumbfoundment, exception, fascination, gazingstock, marvel, marveling,… …

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