verb[with object] (usually be dazed)
- Make (someone) unable to think or react properly; stupefy; bewilder: she was dazed by his revelations (as adjective dazed) he staggered home dazed and confusedMore example sentences
- I was completely dazed and shocked and felt that I had been hit on the head.
- I was dazed and amazed by all the wonderful things the Internet could do.
- I was dazed, I was confused, even more so than I had been in this whole nightmarish chase.
noun[in singular] Back to top
- A state of stunned confusion or bewilderment: he was walking around in a dazeMore example sentences
- I'm getting home in the evening feeling stunned, and sit there in a daze for the rest of the night.
- He finished the season in a daze and spent the winter wondering what would happen next.
- I walk out of the lapping, transparent water in a daze made up of disbelief as much as exhaustion.
Middle English: back-formation from dazed (adjective), from Old Norse dasathr 'weary'; compare with Swedish dasa 'lie idle'.