AskDefine | Define astonish

Dictionary Definition

astonish v : affect with wonder; "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!" [syn: amaze, astound]

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Etymology

Verb

  1. surprise, flabbergast

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Translations

surprise

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

affright, alarm, amaze, ambush, astound, awe, awestrike, bedaze, bedazzle, bewilder, boggle, bowl down, bowl over, bushwhack, catch off-guard, catch unawares, come from behind, come upon unexpectedly, confound, daze, dazzle, do the unexpected, drop in on, dumbfound, dumbfounder, flabbergast, floor, overwhelm, paralyze, perplex, petrify, pounce upon, pull up short, shock, spring a surprise, spring upon, stagger, startle, strike dead, strike dumb, strike with wonder, stun, stupefy, surprise, take by surprise, take short, take unawares, terrify
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