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noun [U] uk   /əˈstɒn.ɪʃ.mənt/  us   /-ˈstɑː.nɪʃ-/
B2 very great surprise: To the astonishment of her colleagues, she resigned. She gasped in astonishment.
Translations of “astonishment”
in Korean 놀람…
in Arabic ذُهُول, انْدِهاش…
in Portuguese assombro, perplexidade…
in Catalan esbalaïment…
in Japanese 驚き, 驚愕(がく)…
in Italian sbalordimento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 驚愕, 驚訝…
in Russian удивление…
in Turkish şaşkınlık, hayret…
in Chinese (Simplified) 惊愕, 惊讶…
in Polish zdumienie…
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