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astonishment

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

: a feeling of being very surprised

Full Definition of ASTONISHMENT

1
a :  the state of being astonished
b :  consternation
c :  amazement
2
:  something that astonishes :  a cause of amazement or wonder

Examples of ASTONISHMENT

  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.

First Known Use of ASTONISHMENT

1566

Rhymes with ASTONISHMENT

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