a) a state of wonder, awe, surprise or astonishment
b) a wonderful thing; a marvel

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  • Wonderment — Won der*ment, n. Surprise; astonishment; a wonderful appearance; a wonder. Bacon. [1913 Webster] All the common sights they view, Their wonderment engage. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wonderment — index phenomenon (unusual occurrence), surprise Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • wonderment — 1530s, from WONDER (Cf. wonder) + MENT (Cf. ment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • wonderment — *wonder, amazement, admiration …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • wonderment — [n] astonishment amazement, astoundment, awe, bewilderment, curiosity, fascination, marvel, shock, stunner, surprise, wonder; concepts 230,410 …   New thesaurus

  • wonderment — ► NOUN ▪ a state of awed admiration or respect …   English terms dictionary

  • wonderment — [wun′dərmənt] n. 1. a state or expression of wonder; amazement; astonishment 2. something causing wonder; a marvel …   English World dictionary

  • wonderment — [[t]wʌ̱ndə(r)mənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft in N Wonderment is a feeling of great surprise and pleasure. [LITERARY] His big blue eyes opened wide in wonderment. Syn: astonishment …   English dictionary

  • wonderment — won|der|ment [ wʌndərmənt ] noun uncount MAINLY LITERARY a feeling or expression of admiration or surprise: The children watched in wonderment as the circus began …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wonderment — Miracle, something out of the ordinary, extraordinary, unbelievable, cool, awesome, neat. Saw a guy person rip a 4 thick phonebook apart. It was a wonderment …   Dictionary of american slang

  • wonderment — UK [ˈwʌndə(r)mənt] / US [ˈwʌndərmənt] noun [uncountable] mainly literary a feeling or expression of admiration or surprise The children watched in wonderment as the circus began …   English dictionary

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