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Definition of Wonder


  1. That emotion which is excited by novelty, or the presentation to the sight or mind of something new, unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or not well understood; surprise; astonishment; admiration; amazement.
  2. A cause of wonder; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; a miracle.
  3. To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel.
  4. To feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came.
  5. Wonderful.
  6. Wonderfully.

Wonder Quotations

I was never a pretty girl, so I wasn't the one to get the boy. I used to cast myself as a good sport. Sometimes I wonder if I do that too much with roles I play, because if I'm absolutely truthful, I quite like being the best friend, or the supporting role, and actually I ought to gear-change and make myself the leading role.
Celia Imrie

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens. - Charles Morgan
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
Charles Morgan

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
Stephen Hawking

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
e. e. cummings

Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude... Don't complain; just work harder... Never give up.
Randy Pausch
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Wonder Translations

wonder in Afrikaans is verbaas hom
wonder in Danish is undre sig
wonder in Dutch is zich verbazen, zich verwonderen
wonder in German is Verwunderung, Wunder
wonder in Latin is miror, admiratio
wonder in Portuguese is maravilha
wonder in Spanish is maravilla, preguntar
wonder in Swedish is under, undra, underverk
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