What does wonderment mean?

Definitions for wonderment
ˈwʌn dər məntwon·der·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wonder, wonderment, admirationnoun

    the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising


  1. wondermentnoun

    a state, arousal, or thing describable by wonder, strange, awe, surprise, marvel, or astonishment

  2. wondermentnoun

    a puzzle or curiosity

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wondermentnoun

    Astonishment; amazement. Not in use, except in low language.

    Etymology: from wonder.

    When my pen would write her titles true,
    It ravish’d is with fancy’s wonderment. Edmund Spenser.

    Those things which I here set down, do naturally take the sense, and not respect petty wonderments. Francis Bacon.

    The neighbours made a wonderment of it, and asked him what he meant. Roger L'Estrange.


  1. wonderment

    Wonderment is a state of overwhelming awe, admiration, or fascination. It refers to the feeling of surprise, curiosity, or disbelief that someone experiences when they encounter something astonishing or extraordinary.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wondermentnoun

    surprise; astonishment; a wonderful appearance; a wonder

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wonderment in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wonderment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of wonderment in a Sentence

  1. Jason Silva:

    Curiosity and wonderment are a big part of the human condition, but often as we ‘grow up’ we tend to lose this connection to the wonder of it all, i often explore big ideas in my series Shots of Awe to wake people up, and I think bringing this sensibility to an actual baby's wonderstruck face struck a nerve... I'm thrilled.

  2. Risa Goluboff:

    He's open to the world, open to the intellectual world, the real world, the artistic world, he was excited to have new experiences. He just lived incredibly fully. He had a lot of wonderment for the world that takes him in different directions.

  3. Tom Holton:

    It was startling and was just kind of wonderment to see history just peeled away, to see history revealed right before your eyes.

  4. Carlinb:

    The world is an empty place if we keep our minds shut! But eyes wide open and the world explodes with wonderment completely at our figertips!

  5. Sean Bailey:

    Someone once said to Walt Disney that you make movies for kids, and he said, 'No I don't. I make movies for the kids inside all of us, whether we're six or 60,' that's sort of how we feel. We try to treat these stories in a way that we can transport adults to a feeling of awe and wonderment that's more childlike... and we never try to bring anything down to kids. We believe kids can handle some complexity.

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    showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    A opaque
    B sought
    C profound
    D hatched

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