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wonderment

[ wuhn-der-muhnt ]
/ ˈwʌn dər mənt /
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noun

a cause or occasion of wonder.

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Origin of wonderment

First recorded in 1525–35; wonder + -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for wonderment

wonderment
/ (ˈwʌndəmənt) /

noun

rapt surprise; awe
puzzled interest
something that excites wonder
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