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wonder

won·der

wonder

 
pronunciation:
wuhn dr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: wondered, wondering, wonders
definition 1: to experience a sensation of admiration or amazement (often fol. by at).
She wondered at his bravery in combat.
synonyms:
marvel
similar words:
gape, gawk, stare
definition 2: to be curious or skeptical about something.
I wonder about his truthfulness.
synonyms:
speculate
similar words:
conjecture, deliberate, ponder, puzzle, reflect, think
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to be curious or doubtful about.
I wonder where she is?
similar words:
conjecture, doubt, inquire, ponder, query, question
definition 2: to be filled with admiration or amazement at.
I wonder that they were able to survive at all!
synonyms:
marvel
similar words:
admire
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thing or occurrence that causes admiration or amazement; marvel.
synonyms:
marvel, miracle, wonderment
similar words:
curiosity, nonesuch, phenomenon, prodigy, rarity, sight, spectacle, surprise, wonderwork
definition 2: the feeling that is caused by something amazing, surprising, or awe-inspiring.
synonyms:
admiration, amazement, awe, wonderment
similar words:
fascination, stupefaction, surprise
definition 3: doubt; skepticism.
synonyms:
doubt, skepticism
similar words:
confusion, uncertainty
derivation: wonderer (n.)
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