Definition of amazement
1 : a feeling of astonishment : the quality or state of being amazed <was filled with amazement by what he saw> <She stared at him in amazement.>
2 : something that causes astonishment : something that is amazing < … the amazements that are turning up in physics each year … — Lewis Thomas>
Examples of amazement in a sentence
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.
First Known Use of amazement
AMAZEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of amazement for English Language Learners
: a feeling of being very surprised or amazed
AMAZEMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of amazement for Students
: great surprise
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