When someone is astonished, they are very surprised. They might be surprised by the unexpectedness of the situation, or by the severity of the situation.

  • She was astonished when she found out that her house was burned down.

  • I was astonished when I saw the size of the earthquake.

Definition of astonished


filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock


amazed, astonied, astounded, stunned

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Example Sentences for astonished

  • 1

    One of the meanings of disbelief is 'amazement, astonishment'.

  • 2

    It is much to his own surprise and the astonishment of comrades, friends and family

  • 3

    It's the principle of least astonishment.

  • 4

    The absurdity of this decision is astonishing.

  • 5

    The amount of confusion is astonishing.

  • 6

    The persistence of this illusion is astonishing.

  • 7

    He stared at the figure in astonishment.

  • 8

    I am astonished at the credulity.

  • 9

    The astonishment is all on the other side.

  • 10

    The urgent news astonished the people.