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[wuhn-der-muh nt] /ˈwʌn dər mənt/
a cause or occasion of wonder.
Origin of wonderment
1525-35; wonder + -ment Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for wonderment
  • They will look at each other in wonderment, then at you.
  • Might have been more interesting to learn something about each team, who chose each theme and why, over random wonderment.
  • Besides heavy science, there's the wonderment of it all.
  • Yet his wonderment and exasperation at what he reads is palpable.
  • It's easy to see why: they offer none of the thrills, few of the guffaws, little of the wonderment or shock.
  • However, hundreds of thousands more visit every year to experience all of the culture and wonderment that the city has to offer.
  • Popular sci-fi today is rarely about the joy of exploration and wonderment of space.
  • Most humans experience awe and wonderment when they see the stars.
  • She actually sniffed me once, and the look on her face was a wonderment to behold.
  • The wonderment, etc part is secondary to above process.
British Dictionary definitions for wonderment


rapt surprise; awe
puzzled interest
something that excites wonder
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for wonderment

1530s, from wonder (n.) + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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