Definition of amazement in US English:

amazement

noun

  • A feeling of great surprise or wonder.

    ‘she shook her head in amazement’
    ‘he found to his amazement that it was a passageway’
    • ‘When Alexandra arrived at the ball the room fell silent and everyone stared in amazement.’
    • ‘The excited crowd stood wide eyed in amazement at the spectacle that lit up the night sky.’
    • ‘Bewildered, I watch her eyes flicker with the memory of sudden shock and amazement.’
    • ‘To my amazement I found that she was interested in me and she made the first moves.’
    • ‘Sometimes I can only wonder in amazement about how our pop stars are forced to suffer for their art.’
    • ‘We all read the article with shock and amazement and a touch of laughter.’
    • ‘His three friends looked on in amazement as each article was taken out of the box.’
    • ‘I lifted my head from the bed and looked at him in amazement and relief.’
    • ‘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 our amazement he impatiently knocked on the door a couple of times.’
    • ‘I thought that most of the farmers would have better things to do but to my amazement more than 70 showed up.’
    • ‘When I turned back to walk up to the house through the lengthening shadows I stopped still in amazement.’
    • ‘Some will shake their heads in amazement that such a debate still goes on.’
    • ‘She dragged them both back to the den to the shock and amazement of all three of them.’
    • ‘When it was placed on my desk my reaction was one of total amazement.’
    • ‘Much to our amazement and surprise, on our return we found that the car was gone.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Greek media reacted with relief and amazement at their sprinters' announcements.’
    • ‘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
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Pronunciation

amazement

/əˈmāzmənt//əˈmeɪzmənt/