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wonder

won·der

wonder

 
 
pronunciation:
wuhn dr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: wondered, wondering, wonders
definition 1: to feel admiration, surprise, or amazement (often followed by "at").
She wondered at his bravery in the war.
synonyms:
marvel
similar words:
stare
definition 2: to want to know or be curious about.
I wonder where she is.
similar words:
doubt, inquire, ponder, query, question
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thing or event that causes admiration, surprise, or amazement.
The mountains in Oregon are natural wonders.
synonyms:
marvel, miracle
similar words:
curiosity, phenomenon, sight, spectacle, surprise
definition 2: the feeling that is caused by something amazing, impressive, or surprising.
I gazed in wonder at the vast ocean.
synonyms:
admiration, amazement, awe
similar words:
surprise
derivation: wonderer (n.)
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