- to cause to be disturbed or disconcerted; daunt: The worst insults cannot faze him.
Origin of faze
Synonyms for faze
Related Words for fazesannoy, dismay, mystify, dumbfound, confuse, rattle, appall, bother, puzzle, irritate, confound, vex, horrify, daunt, nonplus, perplex, discomfit, abash, discountenance, disconcert
- (tr) to disconcert; worry; disturb
Word Origin for faze
1830, American English variant of Kentish dialect feeze "to frighten, alarm, discomfit" (mid-15c.), from Old English fesian, fysian "drive away," from Proto-Germanic *fausjanan (cf. Swedish fösa "drive away," Norwegian föysa). Related: Fazed; fazing.