\ 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 The story was a hit on our social media, as many were amazed at such a high value for a celestial object named 16 Psyche. Sonia Ramirez, Chron, "9 space stories that helped us forget we lived on Earth in 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 The touchdowns were coming so easily and quickly that even the leading receiver in the Dallas area was amazed by his spectacular performance — and that of Lovejoy’s unstoppable hurry-up offense. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, "All of the points! Unstoppable hurry-up offense fuels Lovejoy’s 64-50 comeback win over Mansfield Timberview," 25 Dec. 2020 When iron tools and implements first came to the New World, the Native people must have been amazed. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "Tomahawks Are Back: These American Relics Have Seen a Resurgence in Military and Survival Situations," 22 Dec. 2020 Miller’s friends and family were amazed at the content the players are allowed to share. Los Angeles Times, "UCLA’s Cori Close helping her players, and herself, grow in trying times," 21 Dec. 2020 Deniko Carter, who caught nine touchdown passes and is the all-time Comet leader in receiving yards, was amazed at the reception his team received. Craig Clary,, "Catonsville High fall sports All-Decade teams," 18 Dec. 2020 In 1999, Leonard Francois watched Venus and Serena Williams, then teenagers, compete at the French Open and was amazed. Rob Haskell, Vogue, "Leading By Example: How Naomi Osaka Became the People’s Champion," 11 Dec. 2020 Ladner recalled being amazed at seeing this middle-aged woman walking around with dozens of young, Black men accompanying her. Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post, "Gloria Richardson pushed aside a bayonet as a ’60s civil rights activist. Now 98, she wants the new generation to fight on.," 11 Dec. 2020 Here in New York City, as elsewhere, one stares amazed at the good-faith efforts and investments restaurant owners have made to comply with the Cuomo indoor-capacity restrictions. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "The New Covid Resistance," 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of amazed

1557, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amazed

from past participle of amaze entry 1

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The first known use of amazed was in 1557

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15 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Amazed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of amazed

: feeling or showing great surprise

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