Definitions for astonishəˈstɒn ɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

as•ton•ishəˈstɒn ɪʃ(v.t.)

  1. to fill with sudden and overpowering surprise or wonder.

Origin of astonish:

1525–35; ME astonyen, astonen, prob. < dial. OF *astoner, OF estoner < VL *extonāre, for L attonāre to strike with a thunderbolt <at-at-+tonāre to thunder


Princeton's WordNet

  1. amaze, astonish, astound(verb)

    affect with wonder

    "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. astonish(verb)əˈstɒn ɪʃ

    to surprise very much

    His speed astonished us all.


  1. astonish(Verb)

    surprise, flabbergast

Webster Dictionary

  1. Astonish(verb)

    to stun; to render senseless, as by a blow

  2. Astonish(verb)

    to strike with sudden fear, terror, or wonder; to amaze; to surprise greatly, as with something unaccountable; to confound with some sudden emotion or passion

Translations for astonish

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to surprise greatly

I was astonished by his ignorance.

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