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astound

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verb as·tound \ə-ˈstau̇nd\

Definition of astound

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to fill with bewilderment or wonder The unusual surgical techniques illustrated … will astound even the most bemused readers. — Alan T. Marty

Origin and Etymology of astound

see 2astound


First Known Use: 1592

Synonym Discussion of astound

surprise, astonish, astound, amaze, flabbergast mean to impress forcibly through unexpectedness. surprise stresses causing an effect through being unexpected but not necessarily unusual or novel. surprised to find them at home astonish implies surprising so greatly as to seem incredible. a discovery that astonished the world astound stresses the shock of astonishment. too astounded to respond amaze suggests an effect of bewilderment. amazed by the immense size of the place flabbergast may suggest thorough astonishment and bewilderment or dismay. flabbergasted by his angry refusal

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astound

adjective as·tound

Definition of astound

archaic

  1. :  overwhelmed with astonishment or amazement :  astounded

Examples of astound in a Sentence

  1. The magician will astound you with his latest tricks.

  2. What astounds me is that they never apologized.

Origin and Etymology of astound

Middle English astoned, from past participle of astonen —see astonish


First Known Use: 14th century


ASTOUND Defined for English Language Learners

astound

verb

Definition of astound for English Language Learners

  • : to cause a feeling of great surprise or wonder in (someone)


ASTOUND Defined for Kids

astound

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verb as·tound \ə-ˈstau̇nd\

Definition of astound for Students

astounded

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astounding

  1. :  to fill with puzzled wonder The magician will astound you.



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