won·der·ment | \ˈwən-dər-mənt \

Definition of wonderment 

1 : a cause of or occasion for wonder

3 : curiosity about something

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Examples of wonderment in a Sentence

He felt a sense of wonderment. gazed in wonderment at the holiday decorations

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Lovin started the blog to stay in touch with family and friends; her first posts are full of wonderment about New York, navigating the subway, going to a baseball game, seeing the lights lit up for the four-year anniversary of 9/11. Lydia Kiesling, The Cut, "The Evolution of a Mormon Mommy Blogger," 27 June 2018 Incredibles 2, like so many other wonderments from this premier animation house, left a little pebble in my shoe, a pea under the mattress, that kept me from fully embracing it. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Incredibles 2': What the Critics Are Saying," 11 June 2018 Incredibles 2, like so many other wonderments from this premier animation house, left a little pebble in my shoe, a pea under the mattress, that kept me from fully embracing it. Richard Lawson, HWD, "Incredibles 2 Review: Superhero Action That’s Familiar, but Fantastic," 11 June 2018 Even some of Trump's doubters carry shards of hope, and a bit of wonderment, that his unconventional diplomacy may crack the North Korean enigma and produce a meaningful deal to cut if not eliminate the nuclear threat. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump says there's no need for extensive preparation before the summit with Kim Jong Un," 10 June 2018 In just over a day, the video of the robotic dog dashing up the stairs and bolting around the office on its own racked up more than 875,000 page views, a source of both wonderment and terror. Marwa Eltagouri, chicagotribune.com, "Beware of robot dogs — coming to a business near you," 12 May 2018 On the other end of the spectrum, mothers like Beyoncé and Serena Williams are held in wonderment for being so talented and beautiful in the face of their parental responsibilities. refinery29.com, "Have Portrayals Of Black Motherhood On Screen Ever Reflected Real Life?," 9 May 2018 The unusual manner in which the Golden State Killer case was cracked has sparked wonderment — as well as privacy concerns about how law enforcement can and does use the genetic information that consumers give up to genetic testing companies. Rebecca Robbins, STAT, "The Golden State Killer case was cracked with a genealogy website. What does that mean for genetic privacy?," 26 Apr. 2018 The feebleness of the batters take me back to an era of dominance and wonderment. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, "Is Shohei Ohtani the new Freak? Like Tim Lincecum, he’s must-see theater," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of wonderment

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of wonderment

: a feeling of being surprised or amazed


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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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