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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.

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 for "wonder":

    miracle, ask, surprise, merveille


  1. List of known nicknames for "Wonder":

    Wonder Schneider

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How to use wonder in a sentence?

  1. Pearl S. Buck:

    I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.

  2. Greek Proverb:

    Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

  3. Perry Brass:

    The most wonderful revenge you can have is by dumping an attractive, vacant man for an uglier one. That way all of his friends can scratch their heads, and for the next year or so wonder why.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I often hear people debating about the glass half-full or half-empty, which makes me wonder whether they would ever notice a full pitcher sitting right next to that half-empty or half-full glass. With total attention focused on half-empty or half-full glass, it's obviously too difficult for them to notice anything else. In real world, Life offers you millions of wonderful opportunities besides what you already have - sometimes even bigger and better than you had ever thought before....just like a full pitcher around the corner. In my view, it's savvy to grab the full pitcher that can fill up the glass several times over, instead of getting worried up about half-full or half-empty glass held in your hand. Be smart to find that full pitcher around, seize it as quickly as you can, and then enjoy the party!

  5. Rebecca West:

    I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?

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