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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 as·ton·ish·ment /əˈstɑnɪʃmənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·ton·ish·ment n.
 1. The condition of one who is stunned. Hence: Numbness; loss of sensation; stupor; loss of sense. [Obs.]
    A coldness and astonishment in his loins, as folk say.   --Holland.
 2. Dismay; consternation. [Archaic]
 3. The overpowering emotion excited when something unaccountable, wonderful, or dreadful is presented to the mind; an intense degree of surprise; amazement.
 Lest the place
 And my quaint habits breed astonishment.   --Milton.
 4. The object causing such an emotion.
    Thou shalt become an astonishment.   --Deut. xxviii. 37.
 Syn: -- Amazement; wonder; surprise.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising;
          "he looked at me in astonishment" [syn: amazement]