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astonishment

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of astonishment

  1. 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 Synonyms of astonishment admiration, amazement, wonder, awe, wondermentWords Related to astonishment dread; fear; respect, reverence, veneration; curiosity, interest; shock, surprise; disbelief, incomprehension, incredulity; beguilement, bewitchment, captivation, enchantment, fascination; animation, enlightenment, enlivenment, excitement, invigoration, stimulation; absorption, engagement, engrossment, enthrallment, immersion, involvementNear Antonyms of astonishment apathy, disinterest, incuriosity, indifference, unconcern; boredom, doldrums, ennui, listlessness, restlessness, tedium, tiredness, weariness, weltschmerz; cheerlessness, dispiritedness, joylessness, melancholy

  2. 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 Synonyms of astonishment amazement, surprise, shock, startlement, stupefactionWords Related to astonishment awe, wonder, wonderment; startle; bewilderment, confusion, consternation, discomfiture, dismay



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