\ ə-ˈmāzd \

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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amazedly \ ə-​ˈmā-​zəd-​lē \ adverb
He stared at them amazedly.

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So Christy, Mazie Hirono said something remarkably, played it twice on this show, no one else seems amazed by it. Fox News, "Tucker takes on Kavanaugh opponent; Martha MacCallum's takeaways from interview with Kavanaugh," 25 Sep. 2018 Wayne seemed truly amazed and appreciative of how many people were squeezed into the streets of Downtown El Paso. Dave Acosta, Billboard, "From Farruko to Bomba Estereo and Gucci Mane: Neon Desert Music Festival's Best Moments," 28 May 2018 SUBSCRIBE TODAY Shaw seemed amazed to be sitting next to Wade. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Dwyane Wade surprised 'Waffle House' hero on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' | The Kansas City Star," 2 May 2018 Also, the ability to be amazed by things that aren’t amazing. Ross Mccammon, Popular Mechanics, "Atari Super Challenge Football Is Still a Fantastic Game," 9 Nov. 2018 The judges, including guest judge Ken Jeong, were amazed by their high-flying tricks and pyrotechnics. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges Were Shocked When a Couple's Trapeze Act Went Dangerously Wrong," 18 July 2018 One person who has been amazed by Schultz’s transformation into an athlete is Lori Hansen, his twin sister. Steve Sadin,, "Mass start: Schiller Park priest set to compete in 100th triathlon," 11 July 2018 More: Brad Stevens won't talk about his coaching talent, but his Indiana friends are happy to He remains amazed by Cavs star LeBron James. Scott Horner, Indianapolis Star, "Brad Stevens chats Hayward, LeBron, and compliments Pacers," 5 June 2018 Prepare to be amazed by Oxford Area High School graduates. Aubrey Nagle,, "How Philly ER docs combat opioids, local biz learns from bias training | Morning Newsletter," 29 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of amazed

: feeling or showing great surprise

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excited commotion or publicity

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