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Synonyms for wonder
ˈwʌn dərwon·der

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 4 votes

  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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.3 / 3 votes

  1. wonder

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

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

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 4 votes

  1. wonder, wonderment, admirationnoun

    the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

    Synonyms:
    esteem, curiosity, marvel, wonderment, admiration, appreciation

  2. wonder, marvelnoun

    something that causes feelings of wonder

    "the wonders of modern science"

    Synonyms:
    curiosity, marvel, wonderment, admiration

  3. curiosity, wonderverb

    a state in which you want to learn more about something

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

  4. wonder, inquire, enquireverb

    have a wish or desire to know something

    "He wondered who had built this beautiful church"

    Synonyms:
    inquire, ask, marvel, investigate, question, enquire

  5. wonder, questionverb

    place in doubt or express doubtful speculation

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

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

  6. wonder, marvelverb

    be amazed at

    "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"

    Synonyms:
    inquire, marvel, question, enquire

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ponder

    to think about.

    i wondered what was on her mind.

    Submitted by JP03 on April 12, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. wondernoun

    Synonyms:
    astonishment, amazement, surprise, bewilderment, ADMIRATION

  2. wondernoun

    Synonyms:
    prodigy, marvel, miracle, portent

  3. wondernoun

    Synonyms:
    curiosity, phenomenon, spectacle, rarity, sight

  4. wonderverb

    Synonyms:
    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 Words1.5 / 2 votes

  1. wondernoun

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

  2. wonderverb

    Synonyms:
    marvel

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "wonder":

    miracle, ask, surprise, merveille

Nicknames0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of known nicknames for "Wonder":

    Wonder Schneider

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How to use wonder in a sentence?

  1. Cicero:

    Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.

  2. Carl Bernstein:

    ( The book) is a reconstruction of meeting after meeting after meeting in which you begin to wonder why doesn't John Kelly, the chief of staff, go to the Congress of the United States in executive session, resign for the good of the country, go to the Congress and say' I want to answer all of your questions about this president in full about what the context is, about what's in this book, et cetera, et cetera,' and then let's see how it holds up.

  3. Charles Mathias, Jr.:

    I cannot help but wonder whether, by continuing and expanding the school lunch program, we aren't witnessing, if not encouraging, the slow demise of yet another American tradition the brown bag. ... Perhaps we are beholding yet another break in the chain that links child to home.

  4. Robert Pavlik:

    Stocks have had a great run since October and you have to wonder with all the talk about the market possibly pulling back, when will it come or what will cause it.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    Understanding the nature of his involvement in those actions is absolutely critical to evaluating the type of justice he would be on the bench, if Republicans continue to stonewall, the American people will wonder what they are hiding.


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