dazed

adjective \ ˈdāzd \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

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

dazedly

play \ˈdā-zəd-lē\ 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

play \ˈdā-zəd-nəs, ˈdāzd-\ noun
    • … mistaking for dazedness the profound concentration of his mind.
    • —Booth Tarkington

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First Known Use of dazed

15th century



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