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astonishment

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noun as·ton·ish·ment \ə-ˈstä-nish-mənt\

Simple Definition of astonishment

  • : a feeling of being very surprised

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of astonishment

  1. 1 a :  the state of being astonished b :  consternation c :  amazement

  2. 2 :  something that astonishes :  a cause of amazement or wonder

Examples of astonishment in a sentence

  1. The garden's beauty filled me with astonishment.

  2. A crowd watched in astonishment as he jumped from the bridge.

  3. They discovered to their astonishment that their car had been stolen.

  4. Much to the astonishment of her friends and family, she left school to pursue her acting career.



1566

First Known Use of astonishment

1566

Rhymes with astonishment


ASTONISHMENT Defined for Kids

astonishment

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noun as·ton·ish·ment \ə-ˈstä-nish-mənt\

Definition of astonishment for Students

  1. :  great surprise or wonder :  amazement <We watched in astonishment.>





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