Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Great surprise or amazement.
  • n. A cause of amazement; a marvel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. amazement, great surprise
  • n. An amazing thing or phenomenon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The condition of one who is stunned. Hence: Numbness; loss of sensation; stupor; loss of sense.
  • n. Dismay; consternation.
  • n. The overpowering emotion excited when something unaccountable, wonderful, or dreadful is presented to the mind; an intense degree of surprise; amazement.
  • n. The object causing such an emotion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being astonished. The state of being stunned or benumbed.
  • n. Confusion of mind from sudden fear or other emotion; consternation.
  • n. Passion; excitement; frenzy.
  • n. Great surprise or wonder; amazement.
  • n. A cause or matter of consternation.
  • n. Synonyms Amazement, admiration, awe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising

Etymologies

From astonish +‎ -ment. (Wiktionary)

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