: 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
amazedly adverb
He stared at them amazedly.

Examples of amazed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two days ahead of the opening, as staff were polishing video panels and placing petri dishes under microscopes (some containing fabric swatches; others, insect specimens), Van Herpen has arrived directly from the train station and seems amazed by the progress. Amy Verner, Vogue, 29 Nov. 2023 Set the breast in the oven the night before or very early in the morning and prepare to be amazed. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 13 Nov. 2023 Hanke noted to Fortune that even the French are amazed by the shift in America’s political economy. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 11 Nov. 2023 Pay a visit to Dry Tortugas National Park and prepare to be amazed. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 4 Nov. 2023 Hamas members seem amazed and surprised by the success of their operation and the slow response of Israeli security forces. Anna Schecter, NBC News, 28 Oct. 2023 There’s a good reason why investors are amazed that something hasn’t broken in the economy yet: The last time US government bond yields climbed so far, so fast, the nation plunged into back-to-back recessions. Michael MacKenzie, Fortune, 24 Oct. 2023 But, after a few days, the nurses in Ward 3-A are amazed that Tyoma has stopped ripping up and chewing pieces of the windowsill. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2023 One was repulsed by the obvious and blatant lies, yet simultaneously amazed at just how dumb these people seem to be. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 29 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


from past participle of amaze entry 1

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amazed was in 1548

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“Amazed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amazed. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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