1. [syn: inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering(a)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wonder \Won"der\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wondered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Wondering.] [AS. wundrian.]
1. To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck
with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel.
I could not sufficiently wonder at the intrepidity
of these diminutive mortals. --Swift.
We cease to wonder at what we understand. --Johnson.
2. To feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain
expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why
I wonder, in my soul,
What you would ask me, that I should deny. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: showing curiosity; "if someone saw a man climbing a light
post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative
eyebrow" [syn: inquisitive, speculative,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
49 Moby Thesaurus words for "wondering":
agape, aghast, agog, all agog, amazed, astonished, astounded,
at gaze, awed, awestruck, beguiled, bewildered, bewitched,
breathless, captivated, confounded, dumbfounded, dumbstruck,
enchanted, enraptured, enravished, enthralled, entranced,
fascinated, flabbergasted, gaping, gauping, gazing, hypnotized,
in awe, in awe of, lost in wonder, marveling, mesmerized,
open-eyed, openmouthed, overwhelmed, popeyed, puzzled,
rapt in wonder, spellbound, staggered, staring, stupefied,
surprised, thunderstruck, under a charm, wide-eyed,