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’
    • ‘She dragged them both back to the den to the shock and amazement of all three of them.’
    • ‘His three friends looked on in amazement as each article was taken out of the box.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The excited crowd stood wide eyed in amazement at the spectacle that lit up the night sky.’
    • ‘Sometimes I can only wonder in amazement about how our pop stars are forced to suffer for their art.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Greek media reacted with relief and amazement at their sprinters' announcements.’
    • ‘When Alexandra arrived at the ball the room fell silent and everyone stared in amazement.’
    • ‘When I turned back to walk up to the house through the lengthening shadows I stopped still in amazement.’
    • ‘Her joy and amazement are particularly well suited to such an unfettered process.’
    • ‘To our amazement, the advocate then slapped the man hard across the cheek.’
    • ‘We all read the article with shock and amazement and a touch of laughter.’
    • ‘When it was placed on my desk my reaction was one of total amazement.’
    • ‘I thought that most of the farmers would have better things to do but to my amazement more than 70 showed up.’
    • ‘To my horror and amazement, everyone on the boat laughed, grabbed their masks and fins and jumped in.’
    • ‘Much to our amazement and surprise, on our return we found that the car was gone.’
    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/