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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’‘she shook her head in amazed disbelief’
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
- ‘What amazes me is that it doesn't happen more often - that other people don't stand their ground.’
- ‘All I could do was smile and shake my head in amazed disbelief.’
- ‘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 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.’
- ‘It amazes me how integral someone's personality is to our perception of them as individuals.’
- ‘What amazes me is that the President himself is not clamoring for an investigation.’
- ‘What amazes me about this interview is that he sees everything so clearly.’
- ‘Mrs. Johnsons mouth dropped open in amazed disbelief.’
- ‘Football's incredible ability to throw up surprises never ceases to amaze me.’
- ‘When I put that in some perspective, it amazes me that I took so long to return.’
- ‘It amazes me how common sense never prevails in situations like this.’
- ‘It amazes him how people get seduced by the bogus trappings of fame.’
- ‘It amazes me that we are right in the heart of the city centre, while simultaneously being away from it all.’
- ‘He had brought the pictures for us to see and other ones that would totally shock and amaze you.’
- ‘It will undoubtedly stun and amaze you to know that my fashion sense has always been a bit dodgy.’
- ‘It always amazes me how anybody can overlook the basic truths about America.’
- ‘The program will surprise, delight and astonish and amaze you with its quality and range of styles.’
- ‘Wayne has performed many times and each time he amazes audiences with his vocals.’
- ‘It amazes me that somebody can say very little, and not very loudly at all, and everyone listens to what she has to say.’
Old English āmasian, of unknown origin.
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