Meaning of “amazement” in the English Dictionary

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"amazement" in British English

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amazementnoun [ U ]

uk /əˈmeɪz.mənt/ us /əˈmeɪz.mənt/

B2 extreme surprise:

She stared in amazement.
To my amazement, he ate the whole pie.

More examples

  • She was wide-eyed in amazement.
  • He gave a gasp of amazement.
  • We all watched in amazement as he juggled with three flaming torches.
  • She was rooted to the spot with amazement.
  • She was round-eyed with amazement.

(Definition of “amazement” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)