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Shock or greatly surprise.‘her bluntness astounded him’
amaze, astonish, stagger, surprise, startle, stun, confound, dumbfound, stupefy, daze, nonplusView synonyms
- ‘At times, the generosity of people astounds me.’
- ‘Sources last night said Sir Ronnie and his senior officers were left astounded, and angry, by the break-in.’
- ‘I was astounded that people actually felt comfortable about printing stuff like that in public.’
- ‘What really astounds me is that our law enforcement agency shows so little respect for the law.’
- ‘She astounds us all - we just look at her in absolute amazement.’
- ‘They wonder why the project doesn't work and it astounds me that they have to wonder that.’
- ‘You know, I'm constantly astounded by how unprepared some people are for publicity.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It still astounds me to see the damage that can be done to kids.’
- ‘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 still astounds me that anyone ever remembers that as a good moment for Democrats.’
- ‘The success of the tour genuinely astounds him.’
- ‘Their influence over governments astounds me.’
- ‘Firefighters were called to the scene at 9.15 am and were astounded that the building had not gone up in flames.’
- ‘It wouldn't be stretching the truth too much to say I was astounded.’
- ‘The stupidity of this government and its inability to manage this country effectively and fairly astounds me.’
- ‘Her capacity for stupidity has surprised her in the past, but now it astounds her.’
- ‘The subsequent response and quality of the entries astounded the organisers.’
- ‘My son is not yet four, so the fact that he was able to process such things 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.’
Middle English (as an adjective in the sense ‘stunned’): from astoned, past participle of obsolete astone (see astonish).
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