- greatly surprised; astounded; suddenly filled with wonder: The magician made the dove disappear before our amazed eyes.
Origin of amazed
- to overwhelm with surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly.
- Obsolete. to bewilder; perplex.
- to cause amazement: a new art show that delights and amazes.
- Archaic. amazement.
Origin of amaze
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Related Wordsperplex, bewilder, stun, alarm, shock, impress, astound, stagger, startle, astonish, daze, affect, flabbergast, dumbfound, strike, touch, move, electrify, stupefy
Examples from the Web for amazed
“I was amazed that they were already familiar with the names of big designers like Christian Dior,” says Baek.North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom
December 22, 2014
I spoke to Ruehli on Sunday by phone and was amazed by her triumphant tone.Here’s What She’d Tell Bill Cosby Today
December 9, 2014
I was amazed how often I had never heard of the versions of a song you focused on.Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs
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She was amazed by how well the artist had captured the moment, and so were her friends sipping on beers in paper bags.Bam! Pow! Bling! Hip-Hop's History Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment
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The poster had apparently been amazed to find a forum on topix.com for people looking to buy the drug in Atlanta.The Black Widow of Silicon Valley
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All the courtiers were amazed and confounded, and Sir Oliver the most of all.Biographical Stories
She was amazed at the amount of work that had been accomplished.Her Father's Daughter
Mrs Verloc sat still, amazed, lost in boundless astonishment.The Secret Agent
The two men were both too amazed, at the instant, for rapid measures.Night and Morning, Complete
Hattie did not look at her young daughter; but if she had looked, she might have been amazed.Tiverton Tales
- to fill with incredulity or surprise; astonish
- an obsolete word for bewilder
- an archaic word for amazement
Old English āmasian
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Word Origin and History for amazed
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