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

Pronunciation

amazement

/əˈmeɪzm(ə)nt/