\ 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

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Other Words from dazed

dazedly \ ˈdā-​zəd-​lē How to pronounce dazedly (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 dazedness (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 The mood in Minneapolis had shifted from one of fervid insurrection to fatigue—a kind of dazed astonishment at all that had happened, and tentative uncertainty about what to do now. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, "The Heart of the Uprising in Minneapolis," 15 June 2020 The video shows the dazed officer getting to his feet with his gun drawn, holding it down at his side. Fox News, "Looters run wild in Bronx as video shows NYPD officer being beaten: 'Fordham is on fire'," 3 June 2020 And a dazed recognition of the awesome power of wildfires. New York Times, "Australia’s Fires Through a Californian’s Eyes," 9 Jan. 2020 No more war, no more plague, only the dazed silence that follows the ceasing of the heavy guns; noiseless houses with the shades drawn, empty streets, the dead cold light of tomorrow. Elizabeth Hardwick, The New York Review of Books, "‘Pale Horse, Pale Rider’: A Story of the 1918 Flu Pandemic," 21 Mar. 2020 Douglas nearly removes Tyson’s head from his body leaving the champ dazed and on the mat looking for his mouthpiece. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "25 greatest heavyweight fights of the last 100 years," 18 Feb. 2020 Afterward, speaking with reporters, Darnold looked dazed. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "Patriot Ghosts Haunt the Jets Again," 22 Oct. 2019 Joshua Gorsuch, an aging cousin, had been beaten on the head, and stumbled away, dazed. James Delle, Smithsonian Magazine, "In 1851, a Maryland Farmer Tried to Kidnap Free Blacks in Pennsylvania. He Wasn’t Expecting the Neighborhood to Fight Back," 17 Jan. 2020 Love stood there, looking dazed and dispirited, alone with his thoughts. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers’ frustration builds after latest blowout loss: ‘It’s not fun, don’t think anybody signed up for playing like this’," 8 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of dazed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Dazed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dazed. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dazed

: not able to think or act normally because you have been surprised, injured, etc.

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