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 Dictionary entry overview: What does astonished mean? 

ASTONISHED (adjective)
  The adjective ASTONISHED has 1 sense:

1. filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock

  Familiarity information: ASTONISHED used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ASTONISHED (adjective)

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Filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock


amazed; astonied; astonished; astounded; stunned

Context examples:

an amazed audience gave the magician a standing ovation / I stood enthralled, astonished by the vastness and majesty of the cathedral / astounded viewers wept at the pictures from the Oklahoma City bombing / stood in stunned silence / stunned scientists found not one but at least three viruses


surprised (taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment)

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