\ 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 amazedly (audio) \ adverb
He stared at them amazedly.

Examples of amazed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My student was so amazed at all the goodies in the box. Robyn Merrett,, "Boy Bullied Over His Homemade University of Tennessee T-Shirt Gets Scholarship to School," 12 Sep. 2019 My student was so amazed at all the goodies in the box. Allison Klein, Washington Post, "A fourth-grader was teased for his homemade University of Tennessee logo. Then UT made his drawing into a real shirt.," 9 Sep. 2019 My student was so amazed at all the goodies in the box. Leslie Postal,, "Central Florida student bullied for homemade University of Tennessee T-shirt, so UT Volunteers made it their official shirt," 9 Sep. 2019 My student was so amazed at all the goodies in the box. Fox News, "University of Tennessee turns bullied elementary school student's t-shirt design into official apparel," 8 Sep. 2019 Axis prisoners are quietly courteous, and are amazed at, but nonetheless grateful for their good treatment. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Edith R. ‘Roddy’ Esslinger, Army nurse who served in World War II and the Korean War, dies," 9 Sep. 2019 The nickname emerged during the 2017 World Baseball Classic as a group of Puerto Rican fans, amazed by his sleight of hand on the field, tossed the term around on Twitter. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "El Mago: Javier Baez's flair is just what baseball needs," 12 July 2018 Like everyone else in the Eagles locker room, Lane Johnson is continually amazed by Jason Peters. Paul Domowitch,, "Eagles tackle Lane Johnson has found peace and respect on the right side," 30 May 2018 Even Mirzakhani herself is amazed, in retrospect, that the two stuck with it. Quanta Magazine, "A Tenacious Explorer of Abstract Surfaces," 12 Aug. 2014

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First Known Use of amazed

1557, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of amazed was in 1557

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17 Nov 2019

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“Amazed.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of amazed

: feeling or showing great surprise

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