amazement


noun

  1. overwhelming surprise or astonishment.
  2. Obsolete.
    1. stupefaction; frenzy.
    2. perplexity.
    3. consternation.

noun

  1. incredulity or great astonishment; complete wonder or surprise
  2. obsolete bewilderment or consternation
n.

1590s, “mental stupefaction,” early use of the Latin suffix with a native verb, from amaze + -ment. Meaning “overwhelming wonder” is c.1600.

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