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as·ton·ish

astonish

 
 
pronunciation:
sta nihsh
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part of speech: verb
inflections: astonishes, astonishing, astonished
definition: to fill with great surprise or amazement.
The news that we had won free tickets astonished us.
synonyms:
amaze, astound, stun
similar words:
baffle, bewilder, bowl over, confuse, daze, dazzle, petrify, surprise
derivations: astonishedly (adv.), astonishingly (adv.), astonishment (n.)
Word Builder: astonish +
  • astonishing:
    causing great surprise.
  • astonishment:
    great surprise.
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