Astonishment

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Astonishment Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising; "he looked at me in astonishment"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising; "he looked at me in astonishment"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Astonishment'


  • Principle of least astonishment: The principle of least astonishment (POLA) applies to user interface and software design, from the ergonomics standpoint. It is alternatively referred

'Astonishment' example sentence in quotations


* We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves into astonishment once again. - Shana Alexander


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Astonishment Sample Sentences in News


  • Paxman Hits Cameron With His Entire Back Catalogue Of Clown-Faced Astonishment During Sky News 'Debate'
    Jeremy Paxman has built a career on a remarkable ability to pull a pantomime grimace of disbelief. And every single mask in his arsenal was given an airing for the leaders debate on Thursday evening , the veteran host hitting David Cameron with his staggering back catalogue of clown-faced astonishment. Just look at the majesty of these: Cameron talks food banks Th Read more on this news related to 'Astonishment'
  • Swedish Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer dies aged 83
    Poet and psychologist who ‘transformed the everyday into astonishment’ The Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 2011, died in Stockholm on Thursday at the age of 83. He had lost the power of speech after a stroke in 1990, but continued to write poetry, and to play the piano with his left hand. For most of his life, he work Read more on this news related to 'Astonishment'
  • Reader's letter: Act of hypocrisy for Lib Dems and Conservatives to oppose cuts
    I CAN only view with astonishment your story in which Conservative deputy mayor Geoff Gollop and Liberal Democrat assistant mayor Simon Cook 'raise concerns' about the possible closure of libraries. ... Read more on this news related to 'Astonishment'

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