\ 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

Keep scrolling for more

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

The show was met with rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, who were amazed by thrilling theatricality, incomparable stagecraft and Thorne's seamless expansion of Rowling's internationally beloved narrative. Evan Real, The Hollywood Reporter, "Tonys: 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Wins Best Play," 11 June 2018 Jacob has been amazed to see how many cis people and trans people, of all backgrounds, show up in the audience at the Trans Voices Cabaret. Charlie Jane Anders, Teen Vogue, "7 Trans Performers Share the Challenges They Still Face and Their Hopes for the Future," 17 Dec. 2018 Five more tidbits from our desert hike – Like everyone else, Hurley was amazed with last year's attendance boost. Doug Haller, azcentral, "ASU basketball coach Bobby Hurley dishes on Sun Devils' 2018 roster," 10 July 2018 Nachman was amazed how the dogs learned the concept of intelligent disobedience, willfully disobeying commands if those orders put their owners in harm’s way. David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle, "Docland fest in Mill Valley and San Rafael gets ‘Pick of the Litter’," 25 Apr. 2018 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'amazed.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of amazed

1557, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about amazed

Statistics for amazed

Last Updated

7 Apr 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for amazed

The first known use of amazed was in 1557

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for amazed



English Language Learners Definition of amazed

: feeling or showing great surprise

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on amazed

What made you want to look up amazed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


likely to have or produce good results

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!