Synonyms for astonished
- blow away
- blow one's mind
- bowl over
- knock over
- put one away
- spring on
- take aback
- throw a curve
Antonyms for astonished
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASTONISHED
Mr. Gladstone attacked the bill with a power and vehemence which astonished the House.
Preparations which astonished the young guest already arrived.
I am not astonished, therefore, that I am not so well this month as last.
They were astonished and full of their surprise when their father came to his dinner.
He was so astonished at what he saw that he slid behind the open door out of sight.
Both were astonished to see the number of men that O'Neill had under his command.
He was astonished to find that he was pacing up and down the floor of his apartment.
When her embroidery gave her mind a moment's leisure, she was astonished not to see Felicien.
I was astonished to see a light in the stable as I crept by it; and looking into one of the windows.
I asked, astonished at Jim's behavior, and anxious for some clew by which to solve its mystery.
c.1300, astonien, from Old French estoner "to stun, daze, deafen, astound," from Vulgar Latin *extonare, from Latin ex- "out" + tonare "to thunder" (see thunder); so, literally "to leave someone thunderstruck." The modern form (influenced by English verbs in -ish, e.g. distinguish, diminish) is attested from c.1530.
Related: Astonished; astonishing; astonishingly.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ASTONISHED
- bowled over
- flipped out
- in a dither
- shook up
- taken aback