- 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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2. awe, overwhelm, overpower, stupefy.
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Examples from the Web for dazzler
This threw the whole weight of the Dazzler on the chain-anchor.
Everything was in readiness to give the Dazzler the jib, and go.
So he, too, began to experience a keen interest in the escape of the Dazzler.
As it was, the Dazzler had a beam wind in which to overtake him.
The Dazzler tacked about and began to work in toward the north shore.
- (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
C15: from daze
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Word Origin and History for dazzler
late 15c., frequentative of Middle English dasen (see daze (v.)). Originally intransitive; the transitive sense is from 1530s. Related: Dazzled; dazzling.
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