astonishment n : the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising; "he looked at me in astonishment" [syn: amazement]
- amazement, great surprise
- An amazing thing or phenomenon.
- 1964: Roald Dahl,
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Everything he had seen so far--the great chocolate river, the waterfall, the huge sucking pipes, the candy meadows, the Oompa-Loompas, the beautiful pink boat, and most of all, Mr. Willy Wonka himself--had been so astonishing that he began to wonder whether there could possibly be anymore astonishments left.
- 1964: Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory