Definition of amazement in English:

amazement

noun

  • [mass noun] A feeling of great surprise or wonder:

    ‘she shook her head in amazement’
    ‘to her amazement, Bill was keen’
    • ‘When Alexandra arrived at the ball the room fell silent and everyone stared in amazement.’
    • ‘I feared to sip a drop of water, and I am sure that the timpanist saw me looking at him in awe and amazement.’
    • ‘To my horror and amazement, everyone on the boat laughed, grabbed their masks and fins and jumped in.’
    • ‘To our amazement, the advocate then slapped the man hard across the cheek.’
    • ‘His three friends looked on in amazement as each article was taken out of the box.’
    • ‘Sometimes I can only wonder in amazement about how our pop stars are forced to suffer for their art.’
    • ‘Her joy and amazement are particularly well suited to such an unfettered process.’
    • ‘Bewildered, I watch her eyes flicker with the memory of sudden shock and amazement.’
    • ‘When I turned back to walk up to the house through the lengthening shadows I stopped still in amazement.’
    • ‘To our amazement he impatiently knocked on the door a couple of times.’
    • ‘The excited crowd stood wide eyed in amazement at the spectacle that lit up the night sky.’
    • ‘The Greek media reacted with relief and amazement at their sprinters' announcements.’
    • ‘To my amazement I found that she was interested in me and she made the first moves.’
    • ‘Much to our amazement and surprise, on our return we found that the car was gone.’
    • ‘I thought that most of the farmers would have better things to do but to my amazement more than 70 showed up.’
    • ‘She dragged them both back to the den to the shock and amazement of all three of them.’
    • ‘We all read the article with shock and amazement and a touch of laughter.’
    • ‘I lifted my head from the bed and looked at him in amazement and relief.’
    • ‘Some will shake their heads in amazement that such a debate still goes on.’
    • ‘When it was placed on my desk my reaction was one of total amazement.’
    astonishment, surprise, bewilderment, shock, stupefaction, dismay, consternation, devastation, confusion, perplexity, incredulity, disbelief, bafflement, speechlessness, awe, wonder, wonderment
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Pronunciation

amazement

/əˈmeɪzm(ə)nt/