Definition of daze in English:

daze

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Pronunciation: /deɪz
 
/

verb

[with object]

noun

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  • A state of stunned confusion or bewilderment: he was walking around in a daze
    More 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.
    Synonyms
    stupor, state of stupefaction, state of shock, trance-like state, haze, confused state, spin, whirl, muddle, jumble; confusion, bewilderment, distraction, numbness; Scottish dwam

Derivatives

dazedly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Blinking dazedly, he managed a wobbly grin in return.
  • I blinked dazedly, trying to figure out what had happened.
  • I tried not to fumble dazedly so much in my sleepy stupor.

Origin

Middle English: back-formation from dazed (adjective), from Old Norse dasathr 'weary'; compare with Swedish dasa 'lie idle'.

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