- to overpower or dim the vision of by intense light: He was dazzled by the sudden sunlight.
- to impress deeply; astonish with delight: The glorious palace dazzled him.
- to shine or reflect brilliantly: gems dazzling in the sunlight.
- to be overpowered by light: Her eyes dazzled in the glare.
- to excite admiration by brilliance: Once one is accustomed to such splendor, it no longer dazzles.
- an act or instance of dazzling: the dazzle of the spotlights.
- something that dazzles.
Origin of dazzle
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Examples from the Web for dazzled
The self-styled ‘Art Criminal’ dazzled onlookers and made history when he tightrope walked between the WTC towers 40 years ago.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope
August 8, 2014
Halle Berry won the same award in 2002 for Monster's Ball when she dazzled in a semi-sheer, maroon Elie Saab gown.Barbara Tfank: The Red Carpet Radical
March 2, 2014
The following looks—everything from eveningwear to denim jeans—dripped and dazzled with embellishment.Marc Jacobs Leaves Louis Vuitton After 16 Years
October 2, 2013
Nine years ago he dazzled audiences with his $7,000 time-travel flick ‘Primer.’‘Upstream Color,’ Shane Carruth’s Sci-Fi Drama, Is the Year’s Craziest Film (So Far)
April 6, 2013
It dazzled because it threatened to slip away at any moment.Jennifer Lopez’s Fashion Blunder at American Music Awards
November 21, 2011
But—if indeed, you are dazzled by the glamour of a title—do not be too confident of his fealty.
I see the vista of my future, and—ah, little book, my eyes are dazzled!
Angelique smiled, as she stood there, dazzled, and as if bathed in the springtide.The Dream
The Thorwaldsen Gallery of Copenhagen had ever dazzled his imagination.In the Heart of Vosges
It is repeated at every turn until the eyes are dazzled with it, and the head is giddy.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
- (usually tr) to blind or be blinded partially and temporarily by sudden excessive light
- to amaze, as with brillianceshe was dazzled by his wit; she dazzles in this film
- bright light that dazzles
- bewilderment caused by glamour, brilliance, etcthe dazzle of fame
Word Origin and History for dazzled
late 15c., frequentative of Middle English dasen (see daze (v.)). Originally intransitive; the transitive sense is from 1530s. Related: Dazzled; dazzling.