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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·maze v. t. [imp. & p. p. Amazed p. pr. & vb. n. Amazing.]
 1. To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze. [Obs.]
    A labyrinth to amaze his foes.   --Shak.
 2. To confound, as by fear, wonder, extreme surprise; to overwhelm with wonder; to astound; to astonish greatly. Amazing Europe with her wit.”
    And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?   --Matt. xii. 23.
 Syn: -- To astonish; astound; confound; bewilder; perplex; surprise.
 Usage: -- Amaze, Astonish. Amazement includes the notion of bewilderment of difficulty accompanied by surprise. It expresses a state in which one does not know what to do, or to say, or to think. Hence we are amazed at what we can not in the least account for. Astonishment also implies surprise. It expresses a state in which one is stunned by the vastness or greatness of something, or struck with some degree of horror, as when one is overpowered by thenormity of an act, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : 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: astonied, astonished, astounded, stunned]