Etymology
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astonishment (n.)

1590s, "state of being amazed or shocked with wonder;" see astonish + -ment. Earlier it meant "paralysis" (1570s).

updated on September 27, 2022

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Definitions of astonishment from WordNet

astonishment (n.)
the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising;
he looked at me in astonishment
Synonyms: amazement
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