Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary




Synonyms and Antonyms of astounded

  1. 1 affected with sudden and great wonder or surprise <were astounded to realize that we were holding the winning lottery ticket> Synonyms amazed, astonished, thunderstruck, awestruck (also awestricken), bowled over, dumbfounded (also dumfounded), dumbstruck, flabbergasted, shocked, stunned, stupefiedRelated Words blindsided, startled, surprised (also surprized); aghast, appalled, dismayed, horrified; bewildered, confused, dazed, overwhelmed; agape, awed, awesome, openmouthed, wide-eyed, widemouthedNear Antonyms blasé (also blase), casual, nonchalant, unruffled

  2. 2 filled with amazement or wonder <the astounded look on the tourists' faces when the police ordered them to leave the country immediately> Synonyms amazed, astonished, openmouthed, awed, awestruck (also awestricken), dumbfounded (also dumfounded), flabbergasted, marveling (or marvelling), wonderingRelated Words startled, surprised (also surprized); bemused, bewildered, puzzled; overwhelmed, staggered, stunned, stupefiedNear Antonyms unimpressed; disinterested, incurious, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterested; dispassionate, emotionless, impassive, unemotional; bored, jaded

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up astounded? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a dwelling place or home

Get Word of the Day daily email!