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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Amaze \A*maze"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Amazed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Amazing.] [Pref. a- + maze.]
1. To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze. [Obs.]
A labyrinth to amaze his foes. --Shak.
2. To confound, as by fear, wonder, extreme surprise; to
overwhelm with wonder; to astound; to astonish greatly.
"Amazing Europe with her wit." --Goldsmith.
And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not
this the son of David? --Matt. xii.
Syn: To astonish; astound; confound; bewilder; perplex;
Usage: Amaze, Astonish. Amazement includes the notion of
bewilderment of difficulty accompanied by surprise. It
expresses a state in which one does not know what to
do, or to say, or to think. Hence we are amazed at
what we can not in the least account for. Astonishment
also implies surprise. It expresses a state in which
one is stunned by the vastness or greatness of
something, or struck with some degree of horror, as
when one is overpowered by the ?normity of an act,
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise
or shock; "an amazed audience gave the magician a
standing ovation"; "I stood enthralled, astonished by the
vastness and majesty of the cathedral"; "astounded
viewers wept at the pictures from the Oklahoma City
bombing"; "stood in stunned silence"; "stunned scientists
found not one but at least three viruses" [syn: amazed,
astonied, astonished, astounded, stunned]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
49 Moby Thesaurus words for "amazed":
agape, aghast, agog, all agog, astonished, astounded, at gaze,
awed, awestruck, beguiled, bewildered, bewitched, breathless,
captivated, confounded, dumbfounded, dumbstruck, enchanted,
enraptured, enravished, enthralled, entranced, fascinated,
flabbergasted, gaping, gauping, gazing, hypnotized, in awe,
in awe of, lost in wonder, marveling, mesmerized, open-eyed,
openmouthed, overwhelmed, popeyed, puzzled, rapt in wonder,
spellbound, staggered, staring, stupefied, surprised,
thunderstruck, under a charm, wide-eyed, wonder-struck,
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