adjective Archaic.

dazed; bewildered; filled with consternation.

Origin of astonied

1300–50; Middle English, past participle of astonyen to astonish; see -ed2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for astonied

Historical Examples of astonied

  • I laugh, I weep, I am astonied,—just all same as fifty years since.

    Clare Avery

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • Then looked they on her, and saw her so fair that they were all astonied.

  • When Guillardun heard these tidings she was astonied beyond measure, and for joy and pity wept right tenderly.

  • They that are bitten of a wood hound have in their sleep dreadful sights, and are fearful, astonied, and wroth without cause.

  • Now when Grettir heard these words, he was astonied withal, and said, "What fiend is there in the boat with them?"

    The Story of Grettir The Strong

    Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris

British Dictionary definitions for astonied



archaic stunned; dazed

Word Origin for astonied

C14: from astonyen to astonish
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