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astonishment

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astonish + -ment

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Singular
astonishment

Plural
astonishments

  1. (uncountable) Astonishment is the state or feeling of being deeply surprised.
    They watched in astonishment as the building fell.
    To our astonishment, he jumped onto one of the tables and started singing.
  2. (countable) An astonishment a situation or event that causes deep surprise.
    It was an astonishment, to see his father begin to cry.

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