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Definitions for amazement
əˈmeɪz məntamaze·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. astonishment, amazementnoun

    the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising

    "he looked at me in astonishment"


  1. amazementnoun

    The condition of being amazed; overwhelming wonder, as from surprise, sudden fear, horror, or admiration; astonishment.

  2. amazementnoun

    A particular feeling of wonder, surprise, fear, or horror.

  3. amazementnoun

    Something which amazes.

  4. amazementnoun

    Madness, frenzy.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Amazementnoun

    Etymology: from amaze.

    He answer’d nought at all; but adding new
    Fear to his first amazement, staring wide,
    With stony eyes, and heartless hollow hue,
    Astonish’d stood, as one that had espy’d
    Infernal furies, with their chains unty’d. Fairy Queen.

    But look! amazement on thy mother sits;
    O step between her and her fighting soul:
    Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    He ended, and his words impression left
    Of much amazement to th’ infernal crew,
    Distracted and surpris’d with deep dismay
    At these sad tidings. John Milton, Paradise Regained, b. i.

    Had you, some ages past, this race of glory
    Run, with amazement we should read your story;
    But living virtue, all atchievements past,
    Meets envy still to grapple with at last. Edmund Waller.

    They knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him. Acts, iii. 10.


  1. amazement

    Amazement is a feeling of great surprise or wonder, often due to something unexpected or incredible. It is a powerful emotion that can be caused by beauty, novelty, or an unexpected event. This feeling can be associated with joy, appreciation or admiration and is typically experienced in response to something that surpasses one's expectations or understanding.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amazementnoun

    the condition of being amazed; bewilderment [Obs.]; overwhelming wonder, as from surprise, sudden fear, horror, or admiration

  2. Amazementnoun

    frenzy; madness

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amazement in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amazement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of amazement in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Fry:

    Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement.

  2. Peyton Manning:

    That's just when I shook my head in amazement, because I was thinking that Mort (ESPN's Chris Mortensen) and (ESPN's) Adam Schefter had gotten to my 5-year-old daughter to cultivate a new source.

  3. Chuck Lorre:

    To my amazement Tom Werner said to me, ‘Well that was a noble failure. Let’s try something else,’ and I was shocked, because I thought my career was over.

  4. Bradley Ballantyne:

    I kept recording, and to my amazement the 'dead' animal got to its feet and they both ran away, the animals bolted past my car, I drove after them for a few seconds but they ran into thick bush and was unable to follow them.

  5. Thomas Mann:

    This was love at first sight, love everlasting a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected--in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.

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