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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-stound]
    • /əˈstaʊnd/
    • /əˈstaʊnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-stound]
    • /əˈstaʊnd/

Definitions of astound word

  • verb astound If something astounds you, you are very surprised by it. 3
  • verb astound to overwhelm with amazement and wonder; bewilder 3
  • verb transitive astound to bewilder with sudden surprise; astonish greatly; amaze 3
  • adjective astound amazed; astonished 3
  • verb with object astound to overwhelm with amazement; astonish greatly; shock with wonder or surprise. 1
  • adjective astound Archaic. astonished; astounded. 1

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Origin of astound

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English astoun(e)d, past participle of astonen, variant of astonyen to astonish

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Parts of speech for Astound


astound popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

astound usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for astound

verb astound

  • dumbfound — to make speechless with amazement; astonish.
  • bewilder — If something bewilders you, it is so confusing or difficult that you cannot understand it.
  • overwhelm — to overcome completely in mind or feeling: overwhelmed by remorse.
  • stun — to deprive of consciousness or strength by or as if by a blow, fall, etc.: The blow to his jaw stunned him for a moment.
  • shock — a thick, bushy mass, as of hair.

Antonyms for astound

verb astound

  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.
  • clear up — When you clear up or clear a place up, you tidy things and put them away.
  • clarify — To clarify something means to make it easier to understand, usually by explaining it in more detail.
  • bore — If someone or something bores you, you find them dull and uninteresting.
  • dull — not sharp; blunt: a dull knife.

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