\ˈdāzd \

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 \ 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, ˈdāzd-​ \ noun
… mistaking for dazedness the profound concentration of his mind. — Booth Tarkington

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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 Image Lesandro, who had literally run out of his slippers trying to escape his attackers, was left dazed afterward, a hole in the right side of his neck leaking blood. New York Times, "Two More Suspects Arrested in Slaying of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, Bronx Teenager," 4 July 2018 Rick could do nothing but stand dazed and fearful, staring at the woman who had exposed him to such horrific violence but then tried to protect him. Erika Andersen, Good Housekeeping, "The Only Reason My Husband Survived Abuse and Poverty As a Child: His Faith in God," 26 June 2018 Looking a little dazed, Marisa Tomei plays the scientist, Dr. Updale. Michael Phillips, The Seattle Times, "‘The First Purge’: Violent, erratic prequel shows how it all began," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of dazed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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