amazement

Amazement is what you feel when you're shocked or astonished by something. When you feel amazement, you can't quite believe what you're seeing or hearing.

To amaze someone is to shock, surprise, and astonish them. Amazement is the emotion produced by truly unusual and surprising things. A juggler throwing around fire can produce amazement. A child reciting thousands of digits of Pi will create amazement. Parents feel amazement at the birth of their children. This is a strong feeling resulting from incredible events. No one feels amazement about average, boring stuff.

Definitions of amazement
  1. noun
    the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
    synonyms: astonishment
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    admiration, wonder, wonderment
    the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
    surprise
    the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
    stupefaction
    a feeling of stupefied astonishment
    awe
    an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
    daze, shock, stupor
    the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
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    feeling
    the experiencing of affective and emotional states
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