astonished

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adjective as·ton·ished \ ə-ˈstä-nisht \

Definition of astonished

:feeling or showing great surprise or wonder :astounded, amazed
  • … she awoke the next day astonished to find that she suffered no ill effects.
  • —Jean T. Barrett
  • heard the news with an astonished smile

First Known Use of astonished

1716



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