astonishment

[ uh-ston-ish-muhnt ]
/ əˈstɒn ɪʃ mənt /

noun

overpowering wonder or surprise; amazement: He looked with astonishment at his friends.
an object or cause of amazement.

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Origin of astonishment

First recorded in 1570–80; astonish + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM astonishment

su·per·as·ton·ish·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for astonishment

astonishment
/ (əˈstɒnɪʃmənt) /

noun

extreme surprise; amazement
a cause of amazement
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