What does astonishment mean?

Definitions for astonishment
əˈstɒn ɪʃ məntas·ton·ish·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word astonishment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. astonishment, amazement(noun)

    the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising

    "he looked at me in astonishment"


  1. astonishment(Noun)

    amazement, great surprise

  2. astonishment(Noun)

    An amazing thing or phenomenon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Astonishment(noun)

    the condition of one who is stunned. Hence: Numbness; loss of sensation; stupor; loss of sense

  2. Astonishment(noun)

    dismay; consternation

  3. Astonishment(noun)

    the overpowering emotion excited when something unaccountable, wonderful, or dreadful is presented to the mind; an intense degree of surprise; amazement

  4. Astonishment(noun)

    the object causing such an emotion

How to pronounce astonishment?

  1. Alex
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How to say astonishment in sign language?

  1. astonishment


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of astonishment in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of astonishment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of astonishment in a Sentence

  1. Pat Conroy, "The Lords of Discipline":

    I wanted to become the seeker, the aroused and passionate explorer, and it was better going at it knowing nothing at all, always choosing the unmarked bottle, always choosing your own unproven method, armed with nothing but faith and a belief in astonishment.

  2. Shana Alexander:

    We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves into astonishment once again.

  3. Celia Green:

    The way to do research is to attack the facts at the point of greatest astonishment.

  4. Eugene Ionesco:

    Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.

  5. President Cristina Fernandez:

    There is not just astonishment and question marks, but also a history that is too long, too heavy, too difficult, and above all, very sordid.

Images & Illustrations of astonishment

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