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Synonyms for amazement
əˈmeɪz mənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. astonishment, amazement(noun)

    the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising

    "he looked at me in astonishment"

    Synonyms:
    astonishment

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. amazement

    Amazement and astonishment both express the momentary overwhelming of the mind by that which is beyond expectation. Astonishment especially affects the emotions, amazement the intellect. Awe is the yielding of the mind to something supremely grand in character or formidable in power, and ranges from apprehension or dread to reverent worship. Admiration includes delight and regard. Surprise lies midway between astonishment and amazement, and usually respects matters of lighter consequence or such as are less startling in character. Amazement may be either pleasing or painful, as when induced by the grandeur of the mountains, or by the fury of the storm. We can say pleased surprise, but scarcely pleased astonishment. Amazement has in it something of confusion or bewilderment; but confusion and bewilderment may occur without amazement, as when a multitude of details require instant attention. Astonishment may be without bewilderment or confusion. Wonder is often pleasing, and may be continuous in view of that which surpasses our comprehension; as, the magnitude, order, and beauty of the heavens fill us with increasing wonder. Compare PERPLEXITY.

    Synonyms:
    admiration, astonishment, awe, bewilderment, confusion, perplexity, surprise, wonder

    Antonyms:
    anticipation, calmness, composure, coolness, expectation, indifference, preparation, self-possession, steadiness, stoicism

    Preposition:
    I was filled with amazement at such reckless daring.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. amazement

    Synonyms:
    astonishment, awe, wonder, bewilderment, surprise, stupefication, marvel

    Antonyms:
    expectation, preparation, anticipation, familiarity, calmness, composure, coolness, self-possession

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. amazement(n.)

    Synonyms:
    astonishment, wonder, surprise

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. amazement(n)

    Synonyms:
    astonishment, confusion, surprise, flabbergastation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    astonishment, surprise, consternation, dismay

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3339wonder
#4651surprise
#7453confusion
#9136marvel
#16386awe
#23032admiration
#33345dismay
#34316amazement
#41108astonishment
#60338consternation
#74750bewilderment
#77127perplexity

How to use amazement in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Christopher Fry:

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

  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. Adam Koessler:

    Her skin color came back, her eyes were sparkling again and we just looked at each other in complete amazement.

  5. Rafael Olmeda:

    Over the years, untimely celebrity deaths gave rise to my growing amazement that Abe Vigoda was outliving so many people.


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