Synonyms & Antonyms of astonishment

1 the rapt attention and deep emotion caused by the sight of something extraordinary
  • the Midwesterner's astonishment at seeing the ocean for the first time

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2 the state of being strongly impressed by something unexpected or unusual
  • the suddenness of the thunderstorm left the picnickers in a state of astonishment

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The first known use of astonishment was in 1566

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“Astonishment.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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