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Surprise (someone) greatly; fill with astonishment.‘he was amazed at how modern everything was’[with object and clause] ‘she was amazed that Paul should notice her’
astonish, astound, surprise, bewilder, stun, stagger, flabbergast, nonplus, shock, startle, shake, stop someone in their tracks, stupefy, leave open-mouthed, leave aghast, take someone's breath away, dumbfound, daze, benumb, perplex, confound, dismay, disconcert, shatter, take aback, jolt, shake upbowl over, knock for six, floor, blow someone's mind, strike dumbthunderstruck, at a loss for words, speechlessgobsmackedView synonyms
- ‘It amazes him how people get seduced by the bogus trappings of fame.’
- ‘It amazes me that it has taken so long for this matter to come to court, when it has for many years been a contentious issue.’
- ‘It will undoubtedly stun and amaze you to know that my fashion sense has always been a bit dodgy.’
- ‘Wayne has performed many times and each time he amazes audiences with his vocals.’
- ‘It amazes her that there is no union or association for models.’
- ‘His ability to keep working amazes his friends and his optimism about life and its gifts is exemplary.’
- ‘What amazes me is that the President himself is not clamoring for an investigation.’
- ‘When I put that in some perspective, it amazes me that I took so long to return.’
- ‘Football's incredible ability to throw up surprises never ceases to amaze me.’
- ‘What amazes me about this interview is that he sees everything so clearly.’
- ‘The program will surprise, delight and astonish and amaze you with its quality and range of styles.’
- ‘It always amazes me how anybody can overlook the basic truths about America.’
- ‘It amazes me that we are right in the heart of the city centre, while simultaneously being away from it all.’
- ‘Mrs. Johnsons mouth dropped open in amazed disbelief.’
- ‘It amazes me that somebody can say very little, and not very loudly at all, and everyone listens to what she has to say.’
- ‘It amazes me how integral someone's personality is to our perception of them as individuals.’
- ‘He had brought the pictures for us to see and other ones that would totally shock and amaze you.’
- ‘It amazes me how common sense never prevails in situations like this.’
- ‘All I could do was smile and shake my head in amazed disbelief.’
- ‘What amazes me is that it doesn't happen more often - that other people don't stand their ground.’
Old English āmasian, of unknown origin.
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