\ 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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As Thompson writhed on the floor, cameras roamed the arena, bringing us reaction shots: stunned fans with their hands on their heads, teammates looking dazed. Sam Anderson, New York Times, "Why Do Sports Fans Watch — And Rewatch — Injury Footage?," 3 July 2019 Walcott jumped out fearing that the jerry cans would catch fire, and pulled a dazed McLister out. Abeer Kapoor, Quartz India, "The fascinating story of an American smuggler’s daring escapades in 1960s India," 19 June 2019 Dressed in an orange jumpsuit and plastic clogs, Ramos seemed dazed and stared at the floor as Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Savage read the charges against him. Alexei Koseff, SFChronicle.com, "Man accused of killing rookie Sacramento police officer appears in court," 24 June 2019 The Raptors guard looked dazed, laying on the floor of Oracle Arena for an extended period as blood appeared to come out of his eye. Michael Nowels, The Mercury News, "Raptors’ VanVleet gets stitched up after elbow from Livingston," 7 June 2019 Take a walk on the racetrack's wild side Marty Pearl, Special to the Courier Journal It's been a long, confusing month or so in the world of horse racing, and all the headlines may have left you a little dazed. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Two Truths and a Lie: Looking back at a crazy 2019 Triple Crown ahead of the Belmont," 6 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of dazed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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