Definition of astound in English:

astound

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Shock or greatly surprise.

    ‘her bluntness astounded him’
    • ‘It wouldn't be stretching the truth too much to say I was astounded.’
    • ‘The success of the tour genuinely astounds him.’
    • ‘It still astounds me to see the damage that can be done to kids.’
    • ‘They wonder why the project doesn't work and it astounds me that they have to wonder that.’
    • ‘The subsequent response and quality of the entries astounded the organisers.’
    • ‘Their influence over governments astounds me.’
    • ‘Some of them work enormously hard and, to be honest, how some can cope with full-time jobs and doing what they do astounds me.’
    • ‘Her capacity for stupidity has surprised her in the past, but now it astounds her.’
    • ‘What astounds me is not how much we love our country but the lack of bold admissions from others that they love their countries.’
    • ‘It always astounds me how much she does around here.’
    • ‘They astound the audience with their skill and technique in throwing the device around and manoeuvring it on the string.’
    • ‘My son is not yet four, so the fact that he was able to process such things astounds me.’
    • ‘I was astounded that people actually felt comfortable about printing stuff like that in public.’
    • ‘She astounds us all - we just look at her in absolute amazement.’
    • ‘At times, the generosity of people astounds me.’
    • ‘It still astounds me that anyone ever remembers that as a good moment for Democrats.’
    • ‘Firefighters were called to the scene at 9.15 am and were astounded that the building had not gone up in flames.’
    • ‘What really astounds me is that our law enforcement agency shows so little respect for the law.’
    • ‘You know, I'm constantly astounded by how unprepared some people are for publicity.’
    • ‘The stupidity of this government and its inability to manage this country effectively and fairly astounds me.’
    • ‘Sources last night said Sir Ronnie and his senior officers were left astounded, and angry, by the break-in.’
    amaze, astonish, stagger, surprise, startle, stun, confound, dumbfound, stupefy, daze, nonplus
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Origin

Middle English (as an adjective in the sense ‘stunned’): from astoned, past participle of obsolete astone (see astonish).

Pronunciation

astound

/əˈstound//əˈstaʊnd/