- to stun or stupefy with a blow, shock, etc.: He was dazed by a blow on the head.
- to overwhelm; dazzle: The splendor of the palace dazed her.
- a dazed condition; state of bemusement: After meeting the author, I was in a daze for a week.
Origin of daze
Synonyms for daze
Examples from the Web for dazedly
Historical Examples of dazedly
"He apologizes for coming in with a weapon in his hand," I said, dazedly.Tales of Unrest
After it was all over: "But I was going first," old man Minick said, dazedly.Gigolo
Gustavo regarded it dazedly; then, since it seemed to be expected, he gingerly presented his own.Jerry
A voice was calling, and Houston stirred, dazedly obedient to its command.The White Desert
Courtney Ryley Cooper
Dazedly, his head ringing, Drew slipped to the floor as the other released him.Ride Proud, Rebel!
Andre Alice Norton
- to stun or stupefy, esp by a blow or shock
- to bewilder, amaze, or dazzle
- a state of stunned confusion or shock (esp in the phrase in a daze)
Word Origin for daze
"a dazed condition," 1825, from daze (v.).
early 14c., dasen, perhaps from Old Norse *dasa (cf. dasask "to become weary," with reflexive suffix -sk). Or perhaps from Middle Dutch dasen "act silly." Perhaps originally "to make weary with cold," which is the sense of Icelandic dasask (from the Old Norse word). Related: Dazed.