\ ˈdāzd How to pronounce dazed (audio) \

Definition of dazed

: unable to think clearly or act normally due to injury, shock, bewilderment, fatigue, etc. After a particularly fierce blow, he crawled to his feet, too dazed to rush.— Jack London She sat confused and dazed after hearing the news. also : characteristic of one who is dazed had a dazed look on her face

Other Words from dazed

dazedly \ ˈdā-​zəd-​lē How to pronounce dazed (audio) \ adverb
… a lethargy so complete that he could lie on his bed for an hour at a time, staring dazedly into space … — J. K. Rowling
dazedness \ ˈdā-​zəd-​nəs How to pronounce dazed (audio) , ˈdāzd-​ \ noun
… mistaking for dazedness the profound concentration of his mind. — Booth Tarkington

Examples of dazed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our opponents hope that simultaneous geopolitical crises in Europe, the Middle East and East Asia will overwhelm a dazed and weary America. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, 25 July 2022 Complete acquiescence to Barbie mixed with a sense of dazed confusion about what's going on all while looking incredibly hot. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 13 July 2022 Taking a bow afterward, alone on the huge stage, Clayton looked slightly dazed, drenched in sweat and understandably exhausted. New York Times, 24 May 2022 Wind, the rookie accused of kicking and clubbing King more than a dozen times, appeared dazed. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2022 Hayes looked dazed and exited the game for good with about 30 seconds left in the period. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, 18 Mar. 2022 Nadezhda Stepashkina of Kazakhstan looked dazed and rational in that daze. Chuck Culpepper, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Feb. 2022 After both collisions, Wheeler looked noticeably dazed while being attended to by trainers. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, 25 Jan. 2022 The photographs showed Weinstein wearing a T-shirt and looking dazed, tubes dangling by his side. Ken Auletta, The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 See More

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

First Known Use of dazed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About dazed

Time Traveler for dazed

Time Traveler

The first known use of dazed was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near dazed




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for dazed

Last Updated

2 Aug 2022

Cite this Entry

“Dazed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dazed. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on dazed

Nglish: Translation of dazed for Spanish Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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