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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 previewThe Worth of Goods (2011)

Valuation and Pricing in the Economy by Jens Beckert, Patrik Aspers

Amazement is the richest mode because it can be built on any kind of expectation . Some particular practice of communication by word, image,

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 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 previewTraffic Flow Dynamics (2012)

Data, Models and Simulation by Martin Treiber, Arne Kesting

Amazement is the beginning of knowledge. Plato Abstract A detailed representation of the traffic state in space and time allows us to analyze various aspects of traffic dynamics. However, since traffic data are only available for a small subset of ...

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, ...

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 previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Wonder applies specifically to whatever excites surprise, astonishment, or amazement (as by its perfection, its greatness, or its inexplicableness) (the hotels were wonders of comfort-White) (the real wonder of jujitsu is . . . in the uniquely ...

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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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