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as·tound

astound

 
 
pronunciation:
staUnd
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: astounds, astounding, astounded
definition: to overcome with surprise, awe, or wonder; amaze.
We had seen tornadoes before, but the sight of this one astounded us.That she could have lied about something like that astounded her parents.
synonyms:
amaze, astonish, dumbfound, shock, stagger, stun, stupefy
similar words:
baffle, bewilder, confuse, dazzle, flabbergast, petrify, surprise, wonder
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derivation: astoundingly (adv.)
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