Wonder vs. Ponder

Wonder vs. Ponder — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Wonder and Ponder

Wondernoun

The emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring, astounding, or surprising

gazed with wonder at the northern lights.

Ponderverb

To think about (something) with thoroughness and care.

Wondernoun

The quality that arouses such emotion

"Her long fair hair was girlish.

Ponderverb

To reflect or consider with thoroughness and care.

Wondernoun

One that arouses awe, astonishment, surprise, or admiration; a marvel

Given all his unhealthy habits, it's a wonder he's lived this long. She was a wonder in that movie.

Ponderverb

To wonder, to think of deeply.

Wondernoun

often Wonder A monumental human creation regarded with awe, especially one of seven monuments of the ancient world that appeared on various lists of late antiquity.

Ponderverb

To consider (something) carefully and thoroughly; to chew over, to mull over.

I have spent days pondering the meaning of life.

Wondernoun

An extraordinary or remarkable act or achievement

That teacher has worked wonders with these students.

Ponderverb

(obsolete) To weigh.

Wondernoun

An event inexplicable by the laws of nature; a miracle.

Pondernoun

(colloquial) A period of deep thought.

I lit my pipe and had a ponder about it, but reached no definite conclusion.

Wonderverb

To have a feeling of awe, astonishment, surprise, or admiration

We wondered at the ease with which she settled into her new job.

Ponderverb

reflect deeply on a subject;

I mulled over the events of the afternoonphilosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of yearsThe scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

Wonderverb

To be filled with curiosity or doubt

I could only wonder after hearing his excuse. I wondered about his late-night comings and goings.

Wonderverb

To feel curiosity or be in doubt about

I wondered what kind of costume she would wear. I wondered why I said that.

Wonderadjective

Remarkable or extraordinary, especially in being beneficial

considers quinoa a wonder grain.

Wondernoun

Something that causes amazement or awe; a marvel.

Wonders of the World seem to come in sevens.

Wondernoun

Something astonishing and seemingly inexplicable.

The idea was so crazy that it is a wonder that anyone went along with it.

Wondernoun

Someone very talented at something, a genius.

He's a wonder at cooking.

Wondernoun

The sense or emotion which can be inspired by something curious or unknown; surprise; astonishment, often with awe or reverence.

Wondernoun

A mental pondering, a thought.

Wonderverb

(intransitive) To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel; often followed by at.

Wonderverb

(transitive) To ponder; to feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind.

I wonder whether penguins can fly.

Wondernoun

the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

Wondernoun

something that causes feelings of wonder;

the wonders of modern science

Wondernoun

a state in which you want to learn more about something

Wonderverb

have a wish or desire to know something;

He wondered who had built this beautiful church

Wonderverb

place in doubt or express doubtful speculation;

I wonder whether this was the right thing to doshe wondered whether it would snow tonight

Wonderverb

be amazed at;

We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities