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Syllabification: faze
Pronunciation: /fāz

Definition of faze in English:


[with object, usually with negative] informal
Disturb or disconcert (someone): she was not fazed by his show of anger
More example sentences
  • The way the Portuguese starlet is going, you cannot imagine anything fazing him.
  • The trick is that Juan graduated from a hard school and nothing fazes him.
  • But nothing fazes Richard, so he'll be up for it.
disconcert, perturb, disturb, unnerve, unsettle, daunt, disorientate, put off, throw (off), rattle


mid 19th century: variant of dialect feeze 'drive or frighten off', from Old English fēsian.

  • This informal word meaning ‘disturb, disconcert’ was originally US, a variant of dialect feeze ‘drive or frighten off’, from Old English fēsian.


Faze has no connection with the word phase and should not be spelled with a ph-, although this is a common error: almost a quarter of citations for the word in the Oxford English Corpus are for the incorrect spelling.

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