dazzle

[ daz-uhl ]
/ ˈdæz əl /

verb (used with object), daz·zled, daz·zling.

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.

verb (used without object), daz·zled, daz·zling.

noun

an act or instance of dazzling: the dazzle of the spotlights.
something that dazzles.

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Origin of dazzle

First recorded in 1475–85; daze + -le
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dazzle

/ (ˈdæzəl) /

verb

(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

noun

bright light that dazzles
bewilderment caused by glamour, brilliance, etcthe dazzle of fame
Derived Formsdazzler, noun

Word Origin for dazzle

C15: from daze
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Word Origin and History for dazzlingly

dazzle


v.

late 15c., frequentative of Middle English dasen (see daze (v.)). Originally intransitive; the transitive sense is from 1530s. Related: Dazzled; dazzling.

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