dazed

adjective
\ 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

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The royal family last month released three photos of a smiling Mrs. Robinson lunching with a dazed-looking Princess Latifa. Ann Mcelhinney And Phelim Mcaleer, WSJ, "Mrs. Robinson and the Missing Princess," 9 Jan. 2019 The scammer beauty routine seems to be grounded by the lack of a hairbrush and a semi-dazed look in the eyes, which is heightened on female scammers by a haphazard application of black eye makeup. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Why Is Scammer Style So Bad?," 22 Mar. 2019 Survivors wandered, dazed and wounded, covered in mud and grime. Todd Pitman, Fox News, "AP WAS THERE: 2013 typhoon kills thousands in Philippines," 15 Sep. 2018 But there were surprising on-stage cameos from selected members of the audience, too, who were drawn into the performance by the dancers who leapt from the stage to find their somewhat dazed quarry. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Keira Knightley, Marion Cotillard, and More Attend the Paris Opera Ballet’s Opulent Opening Gala," 28 Sep. 2018 Coming out dazed and incoherent is common for many ice swimmers, Barkai says. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "All About Ice Swimming, the Extreme Sport Where Athletes Compete in Sub-Freezing Water," 23 Aug. 2018 Eyewitness video aired on local TV shows the man on the ground moments after the attack, dazed and with blood streaming down his face. CBS News, "Suspects sought in beating of 92-year-old man on sidewalk," 10 July 2018 Video compiled by the group shows children, dazed and covered in dust, being dragged out of buildings. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "As violence escalates in Syria, video footage shows civilian devastation," 9 Feb. 2018 The dazed and confused victims were driven to Scores and the RoadHouse in Queens, where their credit cards were swiped and unauthorized charges recorded, some as high as $50,000. Adam Darby, kansascity, "Doctor is off the hook for $135,000 club tab with four ‘fishing’ strippers," 21 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of dazed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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dazed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of dazed

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

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