dazzle

[daz-uhl]
verb (used with object), dazzled, dazzling.
1.
to overpower or dim the vision of by intense light: He was dazzled by the sudden sunlight.
2.
to impress deeply; astonish with delight: The glorious palace dazzled him.
verb (used without object), dazzled, dazzling.
3.
to shine or reflect brilliantly: gems dazzling in the sunlight.
4.
to be overpowered by light: Her eyes dazzled in the glare.
5.
to excite admiration by brilliance: Once one is accustomed to such splendor, it no longer dazzles.
noun
6.
an act or instance of dazzling: the dazzle of the spotlights.
7.
something that dazzles.

Origin:
1475–85; daze + -le

dazzler, noun
dazzlingly, adverb
outdazzle, verb (used with object), outdazzled, outdazzling.
overdazzle, verb, overdazzled, overdazzling.
undazzled, adjective
undazzling, adjective


2. awe, overwhelm, overpower, stupefy.
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dazzle (ˈdæzəl)
 
vb
1.  (usually tr) to blind or be blinded partially and temporarily by sudden excessive light
2.  to amaze, as with brilliance: she was dazzled by his wit; she dazzles in this film
 
n
3.  bright light that dazzles
4.  bewilderment caused by glamour, brilliance, etc: the dazzle of fame
 
[C15: from daze]
 
'dazzler
 
n

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Word Origin & History

dazzle
late 15c., frequentative of M.E. dasen (see daze). Originally intrans.; the trans. sense is from 1530s.
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Example sentences for dazzler
Springer changed dazzler from a singer in new york to an aspiring actress in los angeles.
Dazzler hides her status as a mutant from all but those closest to her.
As he arrogantly boasts about his triumph, dazzler reveals herself to be alive and well.
Apparently, dazzler must consciously or subconsciously will the light to leave her body.
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