Definition of amazement
- was filled with amazement by what he saw
- She stared at him in amazement.
- … the amazements that are turning up in physics each year …
- —Lewis Thomas
The crowd watched in amazement as the magician performed his tricks.
Much to the amazement of her family, she left school to pursue her acting career.
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: a feeling of being very surprised or amazed
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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