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 dazed (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 dazed (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 In Alameda, the nearly hourlong video from two officers’ body cameras released late Tuesday shows police talking to a seemingly dazed Gonzalez, who struggles to answer questions. Juliet Williams And Don Thompson, chicagotribune.com, 28 Apr. 2021 As the parents left the courtroom, as midnight neared, his mother, Leah Elder, sat on a curb, looking dazed, holding her head. Time, 6 May 2021 As the parents left the courtroom, as midnight neared, his mother, Leah Elder, sat on a curb, looking dazed, holding her head. Frances D'emilio, USA TODAY, 6 May 2021 After few minutes, Abreu got up and left the field walking on his own, but looked dazed with his arms draped around two staffers. Matt Carlson, ajc, 15 May 2021 After few minutes, Abreu got up and left the field walking on his own, but looked dazed with his arms draped around two staffers. Matt Carlson, Star Tribune, 14 May 2021 After few minutes, Abreu got up and left the field walking on his own, but the AL MVP looked dazed with his arms draped around two staffers. BostonGlobe.com, 14 May 2021 Our previously smiling, joking neighbors stumbled into the shelter with dazed eyes, half-asleep children and, in one case, a 5-year-old who could not be consoled, his hysterical cries of confusion ricocheting off the walls. Dina Kraft, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2021 In the video, Gonzalez appears dazed and struggles to answer officers’ questions. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2021

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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 25 Jun. 2021.

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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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