amazement

[ uh-meyz-muh nt ]
/ əˈmeɪz mənt /

noun

overwhelming surprise or astonishment.
Obsolete.
  1. stupefaction; frenzy.
  2. perplexity.
  3. consternation.

Origin of amazement

First recorded in 1590–1600; amaze + -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for amazement

amazement

/ (əˈmeɪzmənt) /

noun

incredulity or great astonishment; complete wonder or surprise
obsolete bewilderment or consternation
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Word Origin and History for amazement

amazement


n.

1590s, "mental stupefaction," early use of the Latin suffix with a native verb, from amaze + -ment. Meaning "overwhelming wonder" is c.1600.

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