the health of becoming amazed bewilderment Obs overwhelming question as from surprise unexpected anxiety horror or admiration
- the sensation that accompanies something acutely astonishing
- the health of being surprised; bewilderment [Obs.]; overwhelming wonder, since from surprise, sudden fear, scary, or admiration.
- Frenzy; madness.
1590s, "mental stupefaction," early use of the Latin suffix with a native verb, from amaze + -ment. Meaning "overwhelming wonder" is c.1600.
(letter.) The condition of becoming surprised; bewilderment [Obs.]; overwhelming question, because from surprise, unexpected concern, horror, or admiration.
- (letter.) Frenzy; madness.
Dessalles looked in amazement at the prince, who was talking of the Niemen when the enemy was already at the Dnieper, but Princess Mary, forgetting the geographical position of the Niemen, thought that what her father was saying was correct.