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Definition 1: a state in which you want to learn more about something - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for wonder in the sense of this definition

(wonder is a kind of ...) the state of a person's cognitive processes

(... is a kind of wonder ) curiosity that motivates investigation and study

(... is a kind of wonder ) a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something

"an interest in music"

(... is a kind of wonder ) a state of active curiosity

Definition 2: something that causes feelings of wonder - [noun denoting event]

Samples where wonder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wonders of modern science

Synonyms for wonder in the sense of this definition

(wonder is a kind of ...) an event that happens

Definition 3: the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for wonder in the sense of this definition

(wonder is a kind of ...) the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising

"he looked at me in astonishment"

(... is a kind of wonder ) an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration

"he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe"

Definition 4: have a wish or desire to know something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where wonder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He wondered who had built this beautiful church

Synonyms for wonder in the sense of this definition

(wonder is a kind of ...) pose a question

(... is a kind of wonder ) inquire for (information)

"I requested information from the secretary"

Definition 5: place in doubt or express doubtful speculation - [verb of communication]

Samples where wonder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I wonder whether this was the right thing to do
  • she wondered whether it would snow tonight

Synonyms for wonder in the sense of this definition

(wonder is a kind of ...) reflect deeply on a subject

"I mulled over the events of the afternoon" "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years" "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"

(... is a kind of wonder ) have doubts about

Definition 6: be amazed at - [verb of communication]

Samples where wonder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities

Synonyms for wonder in the sense of this definition

(wonder is a kind of ...) show a response or a reaction to something

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