out·​daz·​zle ˌau̇t-ˈda-zəl How to pronounce outdazzle (audio)
outdazzled; outdazzling

transitive verb

: to surpass in brilliance : to be more dazzling : outshine
… their colors can outdazzle a rainbowJudy Braus

Examples of outdazzle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s Jackman and Zac Efron, as Barnum’s rich-kid business partner Philip Carlyle, doing a song-and-dance routine in an old-fashioned bar, each striving to outdazzle the other with their not-quite-real yet wholly alluring knock-em-dead smiles. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 20 Dec. 2017 His ambition was not to outdazzle the refinery, or to fix it up with apologetic tinkering, but to reveal its pocked and pitted splendor with one precise gesture. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, 3 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1691, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outdazzle was in 1691

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Cite this Entry

“Outdazzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdazzle. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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