Definition of daze in English:

daze

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Pronunciation: /deɪz
 
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verb

[with object]
(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 expression
More 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.
Synonyms
stun, stupefy, knock senseless, knock unconscious, knock out, lay out
informal knock for six, knock the stuffing out of
informal flabbergast, knock for six, knock sideways, knock the stuffing out of, hit like a ton of bricks, bowl over, floor, blow away

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

Origin

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

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.

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