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astound Syllabification: as·tound
Pronunciation: /əˈstound/

Definition of astound in English:


[with object]
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.
amaze, astonish, stagger, surprise, startle, stun, confound, dumbfound, boggle, stupefy, shock, daze, take aback, leave open-mouthed, leave aghast
informal flabbergast, blow away, bowl over, floor


Middle English (as an adjective in the sense 'stunned'): from astoned, past participle of obsolete astone (see astonish).

Words that rhyme with astound

abound, aground, around, bound, compound, confound, dumbfound, expound, found, ground, hound, impound, interwound, mound, pound, profound, propound, redound, round, sound, stoneground, surround, theatre-in-the-round (US theater-in-the-round), underground, wound
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