Meaning of “amazed” in the English Dictionary

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"amazed" in British English

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uk /əˈmeɪzd/ us /əˈmeɪzd/

B1 extremely surprised:

She was amazed at how calm she felt after the accident.
I was absolutely amazed when I heard he'd been promoted.
[ + to infinitive ] Mr Graham was amazed to find 46 ancient gold coins inside the pot.
I was amazed to hear that Chris had won first prize.
We were amazed to discover that we'd been at school together.
[ + (that) ] I'm amazed (that) she didn't complain.

More examples

  • I was amazed at the depth of her knowledge.
  • He was amazed that a reputable firm would stoop to selling the names of their clients to other companies.
  • I was amazed at the size of their garden.
  • We were amazed by what she told us.
  • He's always seemed very self-controlled, so I was amazed by his sudden outburst in the office.

(Definition of “amazed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)