Astonishment vs Amusement - What's the difference?

astonishment | amusement |


As nouns the difference between astonishment and amusement

is that astonishment is amazement, great surprise while amusement is amusement.

astonishment

English

Noun

  • amazement, great surprise
  • An amazing thing or phenomenon.
  • * 1964:
  • Everything he had seen so far--the great chocolate river, the waterfall, the huge sucking pipes, the candy meadows, the Oompa-Loompas, the beautiful pink boat, and most of all, Mr. Willy Wonka himself--had been so astonishing that he began to wonder whether there could possibly be anymore astonishments left.

    amusement

    English

    Noun

  • (uncountable) Entertainment
  • * 2005 , .
  • This is some form of amusement you're talking about.
  • (countable) An activity that is entertaining or amusing, such as dancing, gunning, or fishing.
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