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Definition of Astonishment

Astonishment

  1. The condition of one who is stunned. Hence: Numbness; loss of sensation; stupor; loss of sense.
  2. Dismay; consternation.
  3. The overpowering emotion excited when something unaccountable, wonderful, or dreadful is presented to the mind; an intense degree of surprise; amazement.
  4. The object causing such an emotion.

Astonishment Quotations

Astonishment is the root of philosophy.
Paul Tillich

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
Margaret Mead

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.
Ellis Peters

The first time I set out to find George F. Kennan, in 1982, I had just turned 21, begun my final semester at Princeton University and noticed with astonishment that the senior thesis deadline had crept to within four months.
Barton Gellman

Each individual fact, taken by itself, can indeed arouse our curiosity or our astonishment, or be useful to us in its practical applications.
Hermann von Helmholtz
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Astonishment Translations

astonishment in Italian is stupore
astonishment in Latin is admiratio
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