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astound

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adjective as·tound \ə-ˈstau̇nd\

Definition of astound

archaic

  1. :  overwhelmed with astonishment or amazement :  astounded




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astound

verb as·tound

Simple Definition of astound

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of astound

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to fill with bewilderment or wonder

Examples of astound in a sentence

  1. The magician will astound you with his latest tricks.

  2. What astounds me is that they never apologized.



1603

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>.

ASTOUND Defined for Kids

astound

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verb as·tound \ə-ˈstau̇nd\

Definition of astound for Students

astoundedastounding

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





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