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Synonyms for astonish
əˈstɒn ɪʃas·ton·ish

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 5 votes

  1. astonish

    Synonyms:
    startle, surprise, confound, amaze, astound, fill with wonder, stupefy, alarm, terrify, electrify, scare, dumbfounder

    Antonyms:
    rally, encourage, assure, embolden

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 2 votes

  1. amaze, astonish, astoundverb

    affect with wonder

    "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!"

    Synonyms:
    stick, dumbfound, nonplus, pose, stupefy, puzzle, gravel, mystify, bewilder, get, beat, flummox, amaze, perplex, baffle, vex, astound

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 2 votes

  1. astonishverb

    Synonyms:
    amaze, surprise, astound, confound, shock, stagger, stupefy, stun, dumfounder, strike dumb, strike with wonder, petrify with wonder

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. astonishverb

    Synonyms:
    amaze, stagger, astound, overwhelm, flabbergast (Jocular)

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How to use astonish in a sentence?

  1. Mark Twain:

    Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

  2. Jay Tetzloff:

    I love that the legacy of Rilu will live on in the Photo Ark. Rilu will engage and astonish the world for many years to come.

  3. Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd:

    I shall be breakfasted before you are afield. In short, I shall astonish you all.

  4. Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions:

    The chief weapon of sea pirates, however, was their capacity to astonish. Nobody else could believe, until it was too late, how heartless and greedy they were.

  5. Milan Kundera:

    The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim, for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus the novelists discoveries, however old they may be, will never cease to astonish.


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