amazed (comparative more amazed, superlative most amazed)

  1. Astonished or confounded with fear, surprise, or wonder; greatly surprised (often with ensuing adpositions e.g. at, with, or by).
    • 1590s, William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream: III, ii
      I am amazed at your passionate words
    • 1610s, William Shakespeare, Cymbeline: IV, iii
      I am amazed with matter
    • 1917, Frederic Harrison, The Mill on the Floss. Vol. IX. Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
      we are amazed by forked flashes of wisdom
    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      And it was while all were passionately intent upon the pleasing and snake-like progress of their uncle that a young girl in furs, ascending the stairs two at a time, peeped perfunctorily into the nursery as she passed the hallway—and halted amazed.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 8, in The China Governess[1]:
      It was a casual sneer, obviously one of a long line. There was hatred behind it, but of a quiet, chronic type, nothing new or unduly virulent, and he was taken aback by the flicker of amazed incredulity that passed over the younger man's ravaged face.





  1. simple past tense and past participle of amaze