Amazed vs Amazes - What's the difference?

amazed | amazes |

As verbs the difference between amazed and amazes

is that amazed is past tense of amaze while amazes is third-person singular of amaze.

As an adjective amazed

is astonished; confounded with fear, surprise, or wonder; greatly surprised.




(en adjective)
  • Astonished; confounded with fear, surprise, or wonder; greatly surprised.
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  • *:And it was while all were passionately intent upon the pleasing and snake-like progress of their uncle that a young girl in furs, ascending the stairs two at a time, peeped perfunctorily into the nursery as she passed the hallway—and halted amazed .
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=8 citation , passage=It was a casual sneer, obviously one of a long line. There was hatred behind it, but of a quiet, chronic type, nothing new or unduly virulent, and he was taken aback by the flicker of amazed incredulity that passed over the younger man's ravaged face.}}


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  • (amaze)

  • amaze



  • (obsolete) To stupefy; to knock unconscious.
  • (obsolete) To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze.
  • * Shakespeare
  • a labyrinth to amaze his foes
  • (obsolete) To terrify, to fill with panic.
  • *, New York Review Books 2001, p.261:
  • [Fear] amazeth many men that are to speak or show themselves in public assemblies, or before some great personages […].
  • To fill with wonder and surprise; to astonish, astound, surprise or perplex.
  • He was amazed when he found that the girl was a robot.
  • * Bible, Matthew xii. 23
  • And all the people were amazed , and said, Is not this the son of David?
  • * Goldsmith
  • Spain has long fallen from amazing Europe with her wit, to amusing them with the greatness of her Catholic credulity.
  • To undergo amazement; to be astounded.
  • Noun

  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , I.ii:
  • All in amaze he suddenly vp start / With sword in hand, and with the old man went [...].
  • * 1891 , (Mary Noailles Murfree), In the "Stranger People's" Country , Nebraska 2005, p. 103:
  • Shattuck looked at him in amaze .
  • * 1985 , (Lawrence Durrell), Quinx'', Faber & Faber 2004 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 1361:
  • She took the proffered cheque and stared at it with puzzled amaze , dazed by her own behaviour.