- to overpower or dim the vision of by intense light: He was dazzled by the sudden sunlight.
- to impress deeply; astonish with delight: The glorious palace dazzled him.
- to shine or reflect brilliantly: gems dazzling in the sunlight.
- to be overpowered by light: Her eyes dazzled in the glare.
- to excite admiration by brilliance: Once one is accustomed to such splendor, it no longer dazzles.
- an act or instance of dazzling: the dazzle of the spotlights.
- something that dazzles.
Origin of dazzle
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Examples from the Web for dazzlingly
Just check out the shady roads he took to achieve black freedom as “imagined” so dazzlingly in the movie.What’s True and False in “Lincoln” Movie
November 22, 2012
Born at West Point into the American aristocracy—the grandson of a senator—Vidal was regally handsome and dazzlingly gifted.Stephen Schiff: My (Relatively Small) Crime Against Gore Vidal
August 2, 2012
It helps that he is, as even his rivals will acknowledge, dazzlingly intelligent.Bush-Cheney 2012?
May 19, 2009
She must be dazzlingly, but naturally, blonde and very beautiful.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
Her hair was dazzlingly yellow, and arranged with all the stiffness of the coiffeur's art.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
She was dazzlingly beautiful, and could not be more than twenty-two.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The matter is—in the first place—that she's too dazzlingly, dreadfully beautiful.The Outcry
I put my hand on it and it was painted canvas, dazzlingly white.The Secret Service Submarine
Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
- (usually tr) to blind or be blinded partially and temporarily by sudden excessive light
- to amaze, as with brillianceshe was dazzled by his wit; she dazzles in this film
- bright light that dazzles
- bewilderment caused by glamour, brilliance, etcthe dazzle of fame
Word Origin and History for dazzlingly
late 15c., frequentative of Middle English dasen (see daze (v.)). Originally intransitive; the transitive sense is from 1530s. Related: Dazzled; dazzling.