astonishment

Astonishment is what you feel when you're extremely surprised. If a cat stood up and recited the Preamble to the Constitution, you’d stare in astonishment.

Astonishment is the feeling of being blown away and shocked by something. It’s the noun form of astonish, which is a verb meaning, basically “to have your mind blown.” A professional magician aims to create astonishment. A basketball player who hits every three-point shot might make fans feel astonishment. Many people feel astonishment when looking at something like the Grand Canyon. This is a strong word that shouldn't refer to minor surprises. True astonishment is rare.

Definitions of astonishment
  1. noun
    the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
    “he looked at me in astonishment
    synonyms: amazement
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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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