Antonyms for astounds

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Genius is ever regarded as folly till it astounds the world.

In its atoms I discover an intensity of energy which charms and astounds me.

Then she astounds the news-agent by adding, "I had forgotten that it was burnt."

I see why he has written this to me—this confession which astounds me.

Your audacity at least astounds me; but fate decrees you the enjoyment of its reward.

It is the length of the shots, not the accuracy, which astounds these fellows.

It is indeed a contrast, which first astounds us, and then compels our adoration and love.

Socrates astounds me, who, depreciating so great a light, calls it but a molten stone.

What astounds one most is, that at one stroke the Witch should have achieved an actual Being.

Of course; but what astounds me is that a man of your standing should believe the French are coming here now to Ireland.