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dazzle

daz·zle

dazzle

 
pronunciation:
dae zl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dazzled, dazzles, dazzling
definition 1: to dim or confuse the vision of, by blinding light.
Outside the cave, the sunlight dazzled us.
synonyms:
daze
similar words:
blind, disorient, stun
definition 2: to confound or greatly impress by brilliance, superior quality or performance, or the like.
The boxer's quick footwork dazzled his opponent.The opulence of the palace dazzles its many visitors.Her genius dazzled her professors.
synonyms:
bedazzle
similar words:
amaze, astonish, astound, boggle, bowl over, flabbergast, impress, stagger, stun, surprise
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to shine or glitter brilliantly.
The rubies dazzled in the light of the chandeliers.
synonyms:
glitter
similar words:
blaze, flare, glow, shine, sparkle
definition 2: to excite admiration by being brilliant.
Her talent simply dazzles.
similar words:
impress
definition 3: of vision, to be overcome by bright light.
similar words:
dim
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or quality of dazzling.
The circus had dazzle and excitement.
synonyms:
splendor
similar words:
Úlan, brilliance, flair, magnificence, pizazz, zing
derivations: dazzlingly (adv.), dazzler (n.)
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