What is another word for astonished?

Pronunciation: [ɐstˈɒnɪʃt] (IPA)

When expressing surprise or amazement, one may find that the word "astonished" has become too common and lacks vigor. Seeking alternatives can help convey one's message more strongly and precisely. Some synonyms for "astonished" include "amazed," "flabbergasted," "dumbfounded," "stunned," "shocked," "aghast," "bewildered," "confounded," "stupefied," "surprised," and "thunderstruck." Each has its distinct connotation and tone, ranging from an impressed, awe-struck astonishment to a disbelief that leaves one shell-shocked. Knowing these synonyms can help enhance one's communication and express a more vivid and significant range of emotions.

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What are the opposite words for astonished?

Astonished is a word that describes a feeling of great surprise or shock. Its antonyms are words that convey the opposite meaning, as in a lack of surprise or shock. These words include words like unsurprised, expectant, unflappable, composed, indifferent, nonchalant, cool, and collected. These antonyms describe individuals who are not taken aback by unfamiliar or unexpected situations. They may appear calm, collected, and unfazed by the events unfolding around them. By contrast, people who are astonished may be visibly emotional and overwhelmed by what they see or hear. Knowing the antonyms of astonished can help us better understand the nuances of language and the range of emotions that people experience.

Usage examples for Astonished

He was astonished beyond measure.
"Leo the Circus Boy"
Ralph Bonehill
They returned yesterday with two slain wolves," answered the station-master; "and I was astonished that they did not return with the children.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
The captain, in turn, turned his face upwards, shaded his eyes with his hand, and was astonished no less than the doctor.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz

Famous quotes with Astonished

  • If there are similarities, it's simply because the same thoughts that occurred to other people also occurred to me. I'd be astonished if anyone could come up with any truly original powers that were at all interesting any more.
    Brad Bird
  • We were astonished by the beauty and refinement of the art displayed by the objects surpassing all we could have imagined - the impression was overwhelming.
    Howard Carter
  • You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished. To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
  • Women, for centuries not having access to pornography and now unable to bear looking at the muck on the supermarket shelves, are astonished. Women do not believe that men believe what pornography says about women. But they do. From the worst to the best of them, they do.
    Andrea Dworkin
  • If some longing goes unmet, don't be astonished. We call that Life.
    Anna Freud

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