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Definition of the noun amazement

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noun - plural: amazements

  1. the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
    • examples: To my amazement, it disappeared in an instant. | He was in open-mouthed amazement. | I blinked in amazement at the unexpected development. | To his amazement, the door opened all by itself. | He stood rooted to the spot in amazement. | They stared at her swimming suit in amazement. | To my amazement she came first. | She looked stupefied in amazement. | One of her choice parlor tricks was to crack walnuts with her quadriceps, to the amazement of even the most seasoned bodybuilders. | She simply stared at me in amazement and went away without saying a word.
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonym of amazement: astonishment
    • more generic word: feeling = the experiencing of affective and emotional states
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Alternative definition of the noun amazement


  1. [uncountable] The condition of being amazed; overwhelming wonder, as from surprise, sudden fear, horror, or admiration; astonishment.
  2. [context: countable, archaic] A particular feeling of wonder, surprise, fear, or horror.
  3. [context: countable, dated] Something which amazes.
  4. [obsolete] Madness, frenzy.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for amazement

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Google previewEthnomethodological Studies of Work (2005)

by Harold Garfinkel

amazement is the large difference the way you hold your thumb can make in what you do. 5 In any case, properly speaking itisnot the formalized system of talk and movement itself which constitutes the mastery of the master.

Google previewBioletti Pamphlet Collection on Temperance (1841)

Here is hope for man Our amazement is that it rolls on no faster. Twenty years have done great things for us ; great things for Ireland — great things for Britain, Germany, Sweden, and the Islands of the Sea ; and we may this day tell of triumphs ...

Google previewLove and Rockets (2010)

by Martin H. Greenberg, Kerrie L. Hughes

Add to that a decided streak of prudishness among some SF readers, and the amazement is that any writer can get the two genres to lie down and play nicely with each other at all. Trying to fit all these tasks into a short story length is a bravura ...

Google previewShaw and the Actresses Franchise League (2015)

Staging Equality by Ellen Ecker Dolgin

Visual amazement is the heart of the scene. Living pictures were the source of Victorian theatrical excitement...

Google previewSpiritual Boredom (2009)

Rediscovering the Wonder of Judaism by Erica Brown

Radical amazement rather than scientific inquiry keeps us filled with wonder all the time, unlike a magic trick that seems remarkable until we know how it is done. Heschel's amazement is the magic of our capacity to exist and think at all; it is not ...

Google previewVines Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

by W.E Vine, Rev Terry Kulakowski, Editor

AMAZEMENT. A. Nouns. 1. (, 1611) is, lit., “a standing out” (, “out of,” , “a standing ”). Eng. “ecstasy” is a transliteration. It is translated “amazement” in Acts 3:10. It was said of any displacement, and especially, with reference to the mind, of that ...

Google previewVine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (1996)

With Topical Index by W. E. Vine, Merrill Unger

AMAZE, AMAZEMENT A. Nouns. 1. ekstasis (1611) is, lit., “a standing out” (ek, “ out of,” stasis, “a standing”). Eng. “ecstasy” is a transliteration. It is translated “ amazement” in Acts 3:10. It was said of any displacement, and especially, with ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes ... (1845)

by John Platts

Amazement, [from a and mase, a whirlpool, S.] confusion, ...

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Amazement Meaning

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Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement, that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth. (Dennis Banks)
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Scrabble value of A1M3A1Z10E1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 9-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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