amazement

noun amaze·ment \ ə-ˈmāz-mənt \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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

  1. The crowd watched in amazement as the magician performed his tricks.

  2. Much to the amazement of her family, she left school to pursue her acting career.

Recent Examples of amazement from the Web

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First Known Use of amazement

1592



AMAZEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

amazement

noun

Definition of amazement for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling of being very surprised or amazed


AMAZEMENT Defined for Kids

amazement

noun amaze·ment \ ə-ˈmāz-mənt \

Definition of amazement for Students

:great surprise


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