Astonishment

Definition of Astonishment

As`ton´ish`ment
n.1.The condition of one who is stunned. Hence: Numbness; loss of sensation; stupor; loss of sense.
A coldness and astonishment in his loins, as folk say.
- Holland.
2.Dismay; consternation.
3.The overpowering emotion excited when something unaccountable, wonderful, or dreadful is presented to the mind; an intense degree of surprise; amazement.
Lest the place
And my quaint habits breed astonishment.
- Milton.
4.The object causing such an emotion.
Thou shalt become an astonishment.
- Deut. xxviii. 37.

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admiration, amaze, amazement, astonish, astound, feeling, stupefaction, surprise, wonder, wonderment
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