Amazed vs Fascinated - What's the difference?

amazed | fascinated |

As verbs the difference between amazed and fascinated

is that amazed is past tense of amaze while fascinated is past tense of fascinate.

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)
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  • (fascinate)

  • fascinate



  • To evoke an intense interest or attraction in someone
  • The flickering TV fascinated the cat.
  • To make someone hold motionless; to spellbind
  • We were fascinated by the potter's skill.
  • To be irresistibly charming or attractive to
  • Her gait fascinates all men.