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Definition of "astonished" []

  • Amazed; surprised. (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of astonish. (verb)

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Use "astonished" in a sentence
  • "Most Europeans are astonished at the rapidity with which the Americans despatch their meals; but I, having admitted the proposition, that there was "nothing new under the sun," had long previously ceased to be _astonished_ at any thing."
  • "The word astonished literally means, “struck dumb with amazement.”"
  • "The revelation was made all the more remarkable by its tim ing: only a few years after Donald Griffin astonished the scientific community in 1958 with his revelation that bats "see" the world with their ears."