astounded

adjective as·tound·ed \ ə-ˈstau̇n-dəd \
|Updated on: 26 Jun 2018

Definition of astounded

: feeling or showing great surprise or wonder : astonished, amazed
  • was astounded to hear the news
  • We were too astounded to speak. We could only stand there staring in amazement.
  • —Arthur Conan Doyle

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circa 1540

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