astonish definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To fill with unexpected question or amazement. See Synonyms at surprise.
    • To stun; to make senseless, as by a blow.
    • To strike with sudden concern, terror, or question; to astonish; to surprise significantly, much like some thing unaccountable; to confound with some abrupt emotion or enthusiasm.
    • To fill with sudden question or amazement. See Synonyms at shock.
    • To stun; to render senseless, as by a blow.
    • To strike with abrupt fear, terror, or question; to astonish; to surprise considerably, as with one thing unaccountable; to confound with a few sudden feeling or passion.
  • verb:
    • surprise, flabbergast
    • influence with wonder
    • surprise, flabbergast
    • impact with wonder
  • others:
    • To stun, much like a blow; benumb; give a stupefying surprise to.
    • To stun or strike stupid with unexpected worry; confound.
    • To strike or impress with wonder, surprise, or admiration; surprise; amaze.
    • Synonyms shock, Amaze, an such like. (see surprise); startle, surprise.
    • To stun, much like a blow; benumb; provide a stupefying surprise to.
    • To stun or strike foolish with abrupt fear; confound.
    • To hit or wow with wonder, shock, or admiration; shock; amaze.
    • Synonyms shock, Amaze, an such like. (see shock); startle, shock.

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