- (Especially of an emotional or physical shock) make (someone) unable to think or react properly: she was dazed by his revelations (as adjective dazed) a dazed expressionMore example sentences
stun, stupefy, knock senseless, knock unconscious, knock out, lay out• informal knock for six, knock the stuffing out ofastound, amaze, astonish, startle, take someone's breath away, dumbfound, stupefy, overwhelm, overcome, overpower, devastate, dismay, disconcert, stagger, shock, confound, bewilder, take aback, nonplus, shake up• informal flabbergast, knock for six, knock sideways, knock the stuffing out of, hit like a ton of bricks, bowl over, floor, blow away
- 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.
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- 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'.