Shock or greatly surprise: her bluntness astounded him
More example sentences
- They astound the audience with their skill and technique in throwing the device around and manoeuvring it on the string.
- Her capacity for stupidity has surprised her in the past, but now it astounds her.
- She astounds us all - we just look at her in absolute amazement.
Middle English (as an adjective in the sense 'stunned'): from astoned, past participle of obsolete astone (see astonish).