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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. astonishment

    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, amazement, 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. astonishment

    Synonyms:
    wonder, surprise, marvel, amazement, admiration, awe, bewilderment, stupefaction, fascination

    Antonyms:
    expectance, expectation, anticipation, foreseeing, absence of wonder, awe, etc

Princeton's WordNet

  1. astonishment, amazementnoun

    the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising

    "he looked at me in astonishment"

    Synonyms:
    amazement

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. astonishmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    amazement, wonder, surprise, awe, ADMIRATION

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. astonishmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    amazement, surprise, wonder, flabbergastation (Jocular)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "astonishment":

    amazement, surprise, stupor

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3339wonder
#4651surprise
#7453confusion
#9136marvel
#16386awe
#23032admiration
#23841fascination
#34316amazement
#41108astonishment
#68517stupor
#74750bewilderment
#77127perplexity
#263474stupefaction

How to use astonishment in a sentence?

  1. Dean Koontz, Watchers:

    Although the constant shadow of certain death looms over everyday, the pleasures and joys of life can be so fine and affecting that the heart is nearly stilled in astonishment.

  2. 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.

  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. Shana Alexander:

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

Images & Illustrations of astonishment

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