amazed

[ uh-meyzd ]SEE DEFINITION OF amazed

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AMAZED

All the courtiers were amazed and confounded, and Sir Oliver the most of all.

She was amazed at the amount of work that had been accomplished.

Mrs Verloc sat still, amazed, lost in boundless astonishment.

The two men were both too amazed, at the instant, for rapid measures.

Hattie did not look at her young daughter; but if she had looked, she might have been amazed.

A cold rage of nervousness beset her, so overpowering that she herself was amazed at it.

And Caleb plodded up the stairs after her with his head down, amazed and sorrowful.

It would have amazed them, like a star far off that no one understands.

But when Atalanta stood ready for the contest, he was amazed by her beauty.

The baron was amazed, and the bridemaidens were disconcerted.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., amasian "stupefy, make crazy," from a-, probably used here as an intensive prefix, + -masian, related to maze (q.v.). Sense of "overwhelm with wonder" is from 1580s. Related: Amazed; amazing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AMAZED

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adjectivetaken by surprise
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