filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock

an amazed audience gave the magician a standing ovation


I stood enthralled, astonished by the vastness and majesty of the cathedral


astounded viewers wept at the pictures from the Oklahoma City bombing


stood in stunned silence


stunned scientists found not one but at least three viruses

Syn: ↑amazed, ↑astonied, ↑astonished, ↑stunned
Similar to: ↑surprised

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  • astounded — adj. 1. struck with an intense and usually sudden surprise sufficient to produce wonder or perplexity Syn: amazed, astonied, astonished, dumbfounded, flabbergasted, stunned, stupefied, thunderstruck [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • astounded — adj. 1) astounded at, by (astounded at the news) 2) astounded to + inf. (everyone was astounded to learn of her exploits) 3) astounded that + clause (I was astounded that the mayor had taken bribes) * * * by (astounded at the news) astounded at… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • astounded — [[t]əsta͟ʊndɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ by/at n, ADJ to inf, ADJ that If you are astounded by something, you are very shocked or surprised that it could exist or happen. I was astounded by its beauty... I am astounded at the comments made by the… …   English dictionary

  • astounded — as|tound|ed [əˈstaundıd] adj very surprised or shocked = ↑astonished astounded by/at ▪ She was astounded by his arrogance …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Astounded — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • astounded — adjective surprised, amazed, astonished or bewildered …   Wiktionary

  • astounded — Synonyms and related words: agape, aghast, agog, all agog, amazed, appalled, ashen, astonished, at gaze, awed, awestricken, awestruck, beguiled, bewildered, bewitched, blanched, breathless, captivated, confounded, cowed, deadly pale, dumbfounded …   Moby Thesaurus

  • astounded — a|stound|ed [ ə staundəd ] adjective extremely surprised or shocked …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • astounded — adj. awestruck; aghast; overwhelmed with amazement; surprised; shocked; dumbfounded as·tound || É™ staÊŠnd v. surprise, amaze, shock …   English contemporary dictionary

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