\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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Other Words from amazed

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

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Cheol Kwang was amazed to see most people in the South had cars, carried cellphones and lived in tall, modern buildings with electricity that didn't flicker out in a storm. NBC News, "They escaped Kim Jong Un. Now these young North Korean defectors just want to grow up.," 30 Mar. 2018 Emilia and Malena were amazed — even shocked — to learn that humans share certain genetic similarities to the banana! New York Times, "Francine Prose on Montreal in the Spring: The Time of the Butterflies," 11 June 2018 People were amazed at the move and some made jokes: Phil Mickelson right now. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "An upset Phil Mickelson hit a ball that was moving on the green at the U.S. Open," 16 June 2018 Witnesses were amazed at the speed with which the pointer moved around the board. Joy Lanzendorfer, Longreads, "Ghost Writer: The Story of Patience Worth, the Posthumous Author," 14 June 2018 German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the face of this frustration -- hands splayed on the table, staring at Trump in something that can be rightly described as amazed disbelief. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "The already iconic G7 photo is a Trump Rorschach test," 11 June 2018 Feaster was taken aback by Kufrin's good looks and was amazed at the prospect of ending up with the bachelorette. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A showboating former UW football player is competing for 'The Bachelorette'," 21 May 2018 Looking back, her colleagues are amazed at how her opponents were so unprepared to deal with her genius and preparation. Robert Sullivan, Vogue, "A New Ruth Bader Ginsburg Documentary Finds Its Heart in Love, Not Law," 4 May 2018 Meanwhile, president Brian Meek is still amazed when Mr. Mac breaks out his own jump ropes and joins the team during performances. Kyle Stackpole, Howard County Times, "Kangaroo Kids honor longtime coach at 40th anniversary festival," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of amazed

1557, in the meaning defined above

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8 Sep 2018

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The first known use of amazed was in 1557

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