Astonishment vs Gloppen - What's the difference?

astonishment | gloppen |

As a noun astonishment

is amazement, great surprise.

As a verb gloppen is

to be in fear; gaze in alarm or astonishment; look downcast.




  • 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.




    (en verb)
  • To be in fear; gaze in alarm or astonishment; look downcast
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=1848 , year_published=2000 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=Elizabeth Gaskell , title=Mary Barton , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , passage="O Job! if you will help me," exclaimed Mary, brightening up (though it was but a wintry gleam after all), "tell me what to say, when they question me; I shall be so gloppened ,* I shan't know what to answer." / *Gloppened; terrified. }}
  • To terrify; astonish; surprise.
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=2006 , year_published= , edition= , editor= , author=Jeremy Iverson , title=High School Confidential: Secrets of an Undercover Student , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher= , isbn=9780743283632 , page=59 , passage=A pause before the intense guy cut in: "The Word of the Day is gloppen'''''. Verb, transitive and intransitive. … One. To surprise or astonish. Two. To be startled or astonished. '''''Gloppen ." }}

    Derived terms

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