Amazed



greatly surprised; astounded; suddenly filled with wonder:
The magician made the dove disappear before our amazed eyes.
to overwhelm with surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly.
Obsolete. to bewilder; perplex.
to cause :
a new art show that delights and amazes.
Archaic. .
Contemporary Examples

“I was amazed that they were already familiar with the names of big designers like Christian Dior,” says Baek.
North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom Lizzie Crocker December 21, 2014

“I was amazed at how terrifying it would be to be a whistle-blower,” he says.
Panetta, Gates, Rumsfeld Face New Suit Over U.S. Military Rape ‘Epidemic’ Jesse Ellison March 5, 2012

At night, they hit the clubs together, posing for pictures with amazed patrons.
The Secret World of Men Who Dress Like Dolls Nina Strochlic January 6, 2014

When we arrived on set I was amazed to find that what was described in the script had come to life.
Behind the Scenes of ‘Snowflower’ Florence Sloan August 1, 2011

I spoke to Ruehli on Sunday by phone and was amazed by her triumphant tone.
Here’s What She’d Tell Bill Cosby Today Dean Obeidallah December 8, 2014

Historical Examples

I am amazed, and beginning to be confounded, said Mrs. Charles.
The Entail John Galt

She was amazed at the amount of work that had been accomplished.
Her Father’s Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter

I am amazed the army gets so many capable recruits as it does.
Anticipations Herbert George Wells

All the courtiers were amazed and confounded, and Sir Oliver the most of all.
Biographical Stories Nathaniel Hawthorne

To speak frankly, I was amazed at myself, perhaps even amused.
King John of Jingalo Laurence Housman

verb (transitive)
to fill with incredulity or surprise; astonish
an obsolete word for bewilder
noun
an archaic word for amazement
v.

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.

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