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[deyz] /deɪz/
verb (used with object), dazed, dazing.
to stun or stupefy with a blow, shock, etc.:
He was dazed by a blow on the head.
to overwhelm; dazzle:
The splendor of the palace dazed her.
a dazed condition; state of bemusement:
After meeting the author, I was in a daze for a week.
Origin of daze
1275-1325; Middle English dasen (v.) < Old Norse dasa- (as in dasask to become weary); compare Danish dase to doze, mope
Related forms
[dey-zid-lee] /ˈdeɪ zɪd li/ (Show IPA),
dazedness, noun
half-dazed, adjective
undazed, adjective
undazing, adjective
2. amaze, astound, dumbfound, flabbergast. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for dazedly
Historical Examples
  • "He apologizes for coming in with a weapon in his hand," I said, dazedly.

    Tales of Unrest Joseph Conrad
  • After it was all over: "But I was going first," old man Minick said, dazedly.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • Gustavo regarded it dazedly; then, since it seemed to be expected, he gingerly presented his own.

    Jerry Jean Webster
  • A voice was calling, and Houston stirred, dazedly obedient to its command.

    The White Desert

    Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • dazedly, his head ringing, Drew slipped to the floor as the other released him.

    Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
  • The other dazedly tried to struggle to his feetbut was too late.

  • dazedly he saw Conan, felt the forest man's iron grip on his arm.

    Beyond the Black River Robert E. Howard
  • Daphne Collis snatched the pearls and stared at them dazedly.

  • He looked at the dripping sponge so dazedly that Sard thought he had not heard.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • After that Alma moved like a sleep-walker or a man in a dream, dully and dazedly.

    The Unwilling Vestal Edward Lucas White
British Dictionary definitions for dazedly


verb (transitive)
to stun or stupefy, esp by a blow or shock
to bewilder, amaze, or dazzle
a state of stunned confusion or shock (esp in the phrase in a daze)
Derived Forms
dazedly (ˈdeɪzɪdlɪ) adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Old Norse dasa-, as in dasask to grow weary
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Word Origin and History for dazedly



"a dazed condition," 1825, from daze (v.).



early 14c., dasen, perhaps from Old Norse *dasa (cf. dasask "to become weary," with reflexive suffix -sk). Or perhaps from Middle Dutch dasen "act silly." Perhaps originally "to make weary with cold," which is the sense of Icelandic dasask (from the Old Norse word). Related: Dazed.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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