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astonishment

[uh-ston-ish-muh nt] /əˈstɒn ɪʃ mənt/
noun
1.
overpowering wonder or surprise; amazement:
He looked with astonishment at his friends.
2.
an object or cause of amazement.
Origin of astonishment
1570-1580
1570-80; astonish + -ment
Related forms
superastonishment, noun
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astonishment

/əˈstɒnɪʃmənt/
noun
1.
extreme surprise; amazement
2.
a cause of amazement
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Word Origin and History for astonishment
n.

1590s; see astonish + -ment. Earlier it meant "paralysis" (1570s).

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