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amazed

[uh-meyzd] /əˈmeɪzd/
adjective
1.
greatly surprised; astounded; suddenly filled with wonder:
The magician made the dove disappear before our amazed eyes.
Origin of amazed
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English; see amaze, -ed2
Related forms
amazedly
[uh-mey-zid-lee] /əˈmeɪ zɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
amazedness, noun
unamazed, adjective
unamazedly, adverb
unamazedness, noun

amaze

[uh-meyz] /əˈmeɪz/
verb (used with object), amazed, amazing.
1.
to overwhelm with surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly.
2.
Obsolete. to bewilder; perplex.
verb (used without object), amazed, amazing.
3.
to cause amazement:
a new art show that delights and amazes.
noun
4.
Archaic. amazement.
Origin
before 1000; Middle English amasen, Old English āmasian to confuse, stun, astonish. See a-3, maze
Synonyms
1. astound, dumfound, stun, flabbergast. See surprise.
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  • 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.

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  • I am amazed the army gets so many capable recruits as it does.

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  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for amazed

amaze

/əˈmeɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to fill with incredulity or surprise; astonish
2.
an obsolete word for bewilder
noun
3.
an archaic word for amazement
Word Origin
Old English āmasian
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Word Origin and History for amazed

amaze

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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