\ ə-ˈmāzd How to pronounce amazed (audio) \

Definition of amazed

: feeling or showing great surprise or wonder was amazed to hear what had happened was too amazed to react at first wearing an amazed expression on her face

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Other Words from amazed

amazedly \ ə-​ˈmā-​zəd-​lē How to pronounce amazed (audio) \ adverb
He stared at them amazedly.

Examples of amazed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Oseman is still amazed that she was given the go-ahead by producers to adapt her work for television. Marc Malkin, Variety, 27 Apr. 2022 Drivers reported being both amazed and alarmed by the system, which sometimes shines, and in other cases makes seemingly dangerous decisions. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, 11 Apr. 2022 There was a time when Hollywood was amazed and amused by A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio cruising around town in a Toyota Prius. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 26 Mar. 2022 Her husband, 77 years old and until recently quite healthy, sat and watched his wife in amazed gratitude. New York Times, 14 Apr. 2022 Then there was this from former OSU quarterback Kirk Herbstreit, who was amazed how quickly Haskins got rid of the ball. Rob Oller, USA TODAY, 10 Apr. 2022 Andy Jacobson, tasting room manager, said the staff at Mari was both flattered and amazed that their vineyard ranked so highly. Elissa Welle, Detroit Free Press, 31 Mar. 2022 At one point, Sweet seems to whistle quietly, amazed at one of his collaborator’s vocal flourishes. Elias Leight, Rolling Stone, 30 Mar. 2022 The amazed eye could not be removed from this contemplation. Benjamin Ehrlich, Scientific American, 21 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of amazed

1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amazed

from past participle of amaze entry 1

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15 May 2022

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“Amazed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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