astoundment

astound

[uh-stound]
verb (used with object)
1.
to overwhelm with amazement; astonish greatly; shock with wonder or surprise.
adjective
2.
Archaic. astonished; astounded.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English astoun(e)d, past participle of astonen, variant of astonyen to astonish

astoundment, noun


1. See surprise.
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astound (əˈstaʊnd)
 
vb
(tr) to overwhelm with amazement and wonder; bewilder
 
[C17: from astoned amazed, from Old French estoné, from estoner to astonish]

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astound
c.1600, from M.E. astouned, astoned (c.1300), pp. of astonien "to stun" (see astonish), with more of the original sense of V.L. *extonare.
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