[ uh-ston-isht ]
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  1. filled with sudden and overpowering surprise or wonder; amazed: Before the eyes of the astonished crowd, the magician pulled off everything from simple card tricks to the disappearance of his lovely assistant.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of astonish.

Origin of astonished

First recorded in 1510–20, for an earlier sense; astonish + -ed2 for the adjective sense; astonish + -ed1 for the verb sense

Other words from astonished

  • as·ton·ished·ly, adverb
  • un·as·ton·ished, adjective

Words Nearby astonished Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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