astound

  • 1 Astound — As*tound , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astounded}, [Obs.] {Astound}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astounding}.] [See {Astound}, a.] 1. To stun; to stupefy. [1913 Webster] No puissant stroke his senses once astound. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] 2. To astonish; to strike… …

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  • 2 Astound — As*tound , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astounded}, [Obs.] {Astound}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astounding}.] [See {Astound}, a.] 1. To stun; to stupefy. [1913 Webster] No puissant stroke his senses once astound. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] 2. To astonish; to strike… …

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  • 3 Astound — As*tound , a. [OE. astouned, astound, astoned, p. p. of astone. See {Astone}.] Stunned; astounded; astonished. [Archaic] Spenser. [1913 Webster] Thus Ellen, dizzy and astound. As sudden ruin yawned around. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 astound — index confound, discommode, discompose, disconcert, impress (affect deeply) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 astound — (v.) mid 15c., from M.E. astouned, astoned (c.1300), pp. of astonen, astonien to stun (see ASTONISH (Cf. astonish)), with more of the original sense of V.L. *extonare. Related: Astounded; astounding …

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  • 6 astound — *surprise, astonish, amaze, flabbergast Analogous words: dumbfound, confound, nonplus, bewilder (see PUZZLE): startle, affright, alarm, terrify (see FRIGHTEN) …

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  • 7 astound — [v] amaze astonish, bewilder, blow away, bowl over*, confound, confuse, daze, dumbfound, flabbergast, knock over with feather*, overwhelm, shock, stagger, startle, stun, stupefy, surprise, take aback; concept 42 Ant. bore, dull …

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  • 8 astound — ► VERB ▪ shock or greatly surprise. DERIVATIVES astounded adjective astounding adjective. ORIGIN related to ASTONISH(Cf. ↑astonishment) …

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  • 9 astound — [ə stound′] vt. [< ME astouned, astoned, pp. of astonien, ASTONISH] to bewilder with sudden surprise; astonish greatly; amaze adj. Old Poet. amazed; astonished SYN. SURPRISE astounding adj. astoundingly adv …

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  • 10 astound — [17] Astound, astonish, and stun all come ultimately from the same origin: a Vulgar Latin verb *extonāre, which literally meant something like ‘leave someone thunderstruck’ (it was formed from the Latin verb tonāre ‘thunder’). This became Old… …

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  • 11 astound */ — UK [əˈstaʊnd] / US verb [transitive] Word forms astound : present tense I/you/we/they astound he/she/it astounds present participle astounding past tense astounded past participle astounded to surprise or shock someone very much …

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  • 12 astound — [17] Astound, astonish, and stun all come ultimately from the same origin: a Vulgar Latin verb *extonāre, which literally meant something like ‘leave someone thunderstruck’ (it was formed from the Latin verb tonāre ‘thunder’). This became Old… …

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  • 13 Astound — Aston As*ton , Astone As*tone , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astoned}, {Astond}, or {Astound}.] [See {Astonish}.] To stun; to astonish; to stupefy. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 astound — [[t]əsta͟ʊnd[/t]] astounds, astounding, astounded VERB If something astounds you, you are very surprised by it. [V n] He used to astound his friends with feats of physical endurance. [Also V] Syn: astonish …

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  • 15 astound — verb the dogs tricks will astound you Syn: amaze, astonish, stagger, surprise, startle, stun, confound, dumbfound, boggle, stupefy, shock, daze, take aback, leave open mouthed, leave aghast; informal flabbergast, blow away, bowl over, floor …

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  • 16 astound — v.tr. shock with alarm or surprise; amaze. Derivatives: astounding adj. astoundingly adv. Etymology: obs. astound (adj.) = astoned past part. of obs. astone: see ASTONISH …

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  • 17 astound — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English astoned, from past participle of astonen Date: 14th century archaic overwhelmed with astonishment or amazement ; astounded II. transitive verb Date: 1603 to fill with bewilderment or wonder Synonyms: see… …

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  • 18 astound — astoundment, n. /euh stownd /, v.t. 1. to overwhelm with amazement; astonish greatly; shock with wonder or surprise. adj. 2. Archaic. astonished; astounded. [1275 1325; ME astoun(e)d, ptp. of astonen, var. of astonyen to ASTONISH] Syn. 1. See… …

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  • 19 astound — verb To astonish, bewilder or dazzle …

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  • 20 astound — Synonyms and related words: abash, amaze, appall, astonish, awe, awestrike, bedaze, bedazzle, bewilder, boggle, bowl down, bowl over, confound, daze, dazzle, discomfit, disconcert, dismay, dumbfound, dumbfounder, flabbergast, floor, overwhelm,… …

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