amazement

[ uh-meyz-muh nt ]
/ əˈmeɪz mənt /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. amaurotic pupil,
  2. amaut,
  3. amaze,
  4. amazeballs,
  5. amazed,
  6. amazia,
  7. amaziah,
  8. amazing,
  9. amazon,
  10. amazon ant

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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