- wonder, Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of a beautiful woman, of a landscape, of virtue.
- (obsolete) wonder, Wonder or questioning, without any particular positive or negative attitude to the subject.
Etymology: From < admiratio, from prefix ad-, "to", + mirare, "look at", + noun of action suffix -tio. See admire.
- Lear: Your name, faire Gentlewoman? <br> Gonerill: This Sir, is much o'th' savour <br> Of other your new prankes. — w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, w:King Lear, King Lear, I.ii.
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