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Synonyms for wonder
ˈwʌn dər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wonder, wonderment, admiration(noun)

    the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

    esteem, curiosity, marvel, wonderment, admiration, appreciation

  2. wonder, marvel(noun)

    something that causes feelings of wonder

    "the wonders of modern science"

    curiosity, marvel, wonderment, admiration

  3. curiosity, wonder(verb)

    a state in which you want to learn more about something

    peculiarity, oddment, curiosity, wonderment, marvel, curio, oddity, admiration, rarity

  4. wonder, inquire, enquire(verb)

    have a wish or desire to know something

    "He wondered who had built this beautiful church"

    inquire, ask, marvel, investigate, question, enquire

  5. wonder, question(verb)

    place in doubt or express doubtful speculation

    "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"

    inquire, interrogate, enquire, call into question, query, marvel, question, oppugn, interview

  6. wonder, marvel(verb)

    be amazed at

    "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"

    inquire, marvel, question, enquire

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wonder

    In the old sense of wonder, admire is practically obsolete; the word now expresses a delight and approval, in which the element of wonder unconsciously mingles. We admire beauty in nature and art, delight in the innocent happiness of children, enjoy books or society, a walk or a dinner. We approve what is excellent, applaud heroic deeds, esteem the good, love our friends. We honor and respect noble character wherever found; we revere and venerate it in the aged. We extol the goodness and adore the majesty and power of God.

    admire, adore, applaud, approve, delight in, enjoy, esteem, esteem, extol, honor, love, respect, revere, venerate

    abhor, abominate, contemn, despise, detest, dislike, execrate, hate, ridicule, scorn

    Admire at may still very rarely be found in the old sense of wonder at.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wonder

    amazement, astonishment, surprise, admiration, phenomenon, prodigy, portent, miracle, sign, marvel

    astonishment, indifference, apathy, unamazement, anticipation, expectation, familiarity, triviality

Editors Contribution

  1. ponder

    to think about.

    i wondered what was on her mind.

    Submitted by JP03 on April 12, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wonder(n.)

    astonishment, amazement, surprise, bewilderment, ADMIRATION

  2. wonder(n.)

    prodigy, marvel, miracle, portent

  3. wonder(n.)

    curiosity, phenomenon, spectacle, rarity, sight

  4. wonder(v. n.)

    marvel, be surprised, be amazed, be struck with wonder, be taken aback, stand agog, look blank, open one's eyes, open one's mouth

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wonder(n)

    surprise, astonishment, amazement, awe, phenomenon, miracle, prodigy, marvel, rarity

  2. wonder(v)


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    miracle, ask, surprise, merveille

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How to use wonder in a sentence?

  1. Edgardo Buscaglia:

    No wonder that Mexico suffers high levels of paramilitary violence that in many cases constitute acts of terrorism, such as the latest Sinaloa Cartels paramilitary takeover of Sinaloas capital (Culiacan).

  2. Producer Charles Roven:

    The movie will be successful if both those who have been fans of the material appreciate it, have fun with this, walk out and talk about it, but also those who have never seen a Batman movie, a Superman movie, a Wonder Woman TV show, they decide to come take a look and they are also won over and moved by it.

  3. Luis Meléndez:

    Can you imagine? More than 60 years! i wonder how she never felt bad once the fetus died inside of her.

  4. Joseph Conrad:

    How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?

  5. Brad Jones:

    I cannot help but wonder on what basis the non-grower directors, in particular, have satisfied themselves that the Boards' position is in the best interests of growers.

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