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wonder

Roget category 870

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.2. Personal affections
›› 6.2.4. Contemplative affections

#870. Wonder

noun

wonder, marvelastonishment, amazement, wonderment, bewildermentamazedness etc. adj. admiration, awestupor, stupefactionstound, fascinationsensationsurprise etc. (inexpectation) 508.
note of admirationthaumaturgy etc. (sorcery) 992.

verb

wonder, marvel, admirebe surprised etc. adj. — startstareopen one's eyes, rub one's eyes, turn up one's eyesgloargape, open one's mouth, hold one's breathlook aghast, stand aghast, stand agoglook blank etc. (disappointment) 509tombe des nues [Fr.]not believe one's eyes, not believe one's ears, not believe one's senses.
not be able to account for etc. (unintelligible) 519not know whether one stands on one's head or one's not know whether one stands on one's head or one's heels.
surprise, astonish, amaze, astounddumfound, dumfounderstartle, dazzledazestrike, strike with wonder, strike with aweelectrifystun, stupefy, petrify, confound, bewilder, flabbergast, stagger, throw on one's beam ends, fascinate, turn the head, take away one's breath, strike dumbmake one's hair stand on end, make one's tongue cleave to the roof of one's make one's tongue cleave to the roof of one's mouthmake one stare.
take by surprise etc. (be unexpected) 508.
be wonderful etc. adj. — beggar description, beggar the imagination, baffle descriptionstagger belief.

adjective

surprised etc. v. — aghast, all agog, breathless, agapeopen-mouthedawestruck, thunderstruck, moonstruck, planet-struckspellboundlost in amazement, lost in wonder, lost in astonishmentstruck all of a heap, unable to believe one's senses, like a duck ion thunder.
wonderful, wondroussurprising etc. v. — unexpected etc. 508unheard ofmysterious etc. (inexplicable) 519miraculous.
indescribable, inexpressible, inaffableunutterable, unspeakable.
monstrous, prodigious, stupendous, marvelous inconceivable, incredibleinimaginable, unimaginablestrange etc. (uncommon) 83passing strange.
striking etc. v. — overwhelmingwonder-working.

adverb

wonderfully, etc. adj. — fearfullyfor a wonder, in the name of wonderstrange to saymirabile dictu [Lat.], mirabile visu [Lat.]to one's great surprise.
with wonder etc. n., with gaping mouthwith open eyes, with upturned eyes.

interjection

lo, lo and behold!, O!, heyday!, halloo!, what!, indeed!, really!, surely!, humph!, hem!, good lack, good heavens, good gracious!, Ye gods!, good Lord!, good grief!, Holy cow!, My word!, Holy shit! [Vulg.], gad so!, welladay! , dear me!, only think!, lackadaisy! , my stars, my goodness!, gracious goodness!, goodness gracious!, mercy on us!, heavens and earth!, God bless me!, bless us, bless my heart!, odzookens! , O gemini!, adzooks! , hoity-toity!, strong!, Heaven save the mark, bless the mark!, can such things be!, zounds!, 'sdeath! [Contr.], what on earth, what in the world!, who would have thought it!, etc. (inexpectation) 508you don't say so!, You're kidding!, No kidding,? what do you say to that!.
nous verrons! [Fr.], how now!, where am I.
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phrase

vox faucibus haesit [Lat.]one's hair standing on end.



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