- 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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Related Words for dazzlerpicture, dream, stunner, eyeful, angel, sight, spectacle, looker, beauty, show, knockout, lovely, vision, dazzler
Examples from the Web for dazzler
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin for dazzle
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.