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1astound

adjective as·tound \ə-ˈstand\

Definition of ASTOUND

archaic
:  overwhelmed with astonishment or amazement :  astounded

Origin of ASTOUND

Middle English astoned, from past participle of astonen
First Known Use: 14th century

2astound

verb

: to cause a feeling of great surprise or wonder in (someone)

Full Definition of ASTOUND

transitive verb
:  to fill with bewilderment or wonder

Examples of ASTOUND

  1. The magician will astound you with his latest tricks.
  2. What astounds me is that they never apologized.

First Known Use of ASTOUND

1603

Synonym Discussion of ASTOUND

surprise, astonish, astound, amaze, flabbergast mean to impress forcibly through unexpectedness. surprise stresses causing an effect through being unexpected but not necessarily unusual or novel <surprised to find them at home>. astonish implies surprising so greatly as to seem incredible <a discovery that astonished the world>. astound stresses the shock of astonishment <too astounded to respond>. amaze suggests an effect of bewilderment <amazed by the immense size of the place>. flabbergast may suggest thorough astonishment and bewilderment or dismay <flabbergasted by his angry refusal>.
ASTOUNDED Defined for Kids

astound

verb as·tound \ə-ˈstand\
as·tound·edas·tound·ing

Definition of ASTOUND for Kids

:  to fill with puzzled wonder <The magician will astound you.>

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