- Amazement, great surprise
- An amazing thing or phenomenon.
Etymology: From verb astonish + suffix of state -ment
- 1964: w:Roald Dahl, Roald Dahl, w:Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- : Everything he had seen so far--the great chocolate river, the waterfall, the huge sucking pipes, the candy meadows, the Oompa-Loompas, the beautiful pink boat, and most of all, Mr. Willy Wonka himself--had been so astonishing that he began to wonder whether there could possibly be anymore astonishments left.
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