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astound

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of astound

  1. to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected it astounds me that you flew all the way out here just for my birthday Synonyms of astound amaze, astonish, surprise, bowl over, dumbfound (also dumfound), flabbergast, floor, rock, shock, startle, stun, stupefy, thunderstrikeWords Related to astound befuddle, bewilder, blindside, blow away, confound, confuse, daze, discomfit, disconcert, dismay, jar, muddle, nonplus, perplex, shake up

Synonym Discussion of astound

surprise, astonish, astound, amaze, flabbergast mean to impress forcibly through unexpectedness. surprise stresses causing an effect through being unexpected but not necessarily unusual or novel.
    • surprised to find them at home
astonish implies surprising so greatly as to seem incredible.
    • a discovery that astonished the world
astound stresses the shock of astonishment.
    • too astounded to respond
amaze suggests an effect of bewilderment.
    • amazed by the immense size of the place
flabbergast may suggest thorough astonishment and bewilderment or dismay.
    • flabbergasted by his angry refusal


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