Amazed vs Mazed - What's the difference?

amazed | mazed |

As verbs the difference between amazed and mazed

is that amazed is past tense of amaze while mazed is past tense of maze.

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.}}


    * See also


  • (amaze)
  • References





  • (maze)

  • maze


    (wikipedia maze)


    (en noun)
  • A labyrinth; a puzzle consisting of a complicated network of paths or passages, the aim of which is to find one's way.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 30 , author=Hayley Spurway , title=Top 10 family days out in south Devon , work=the Guardian citation , page= , passage=There's plenty for toddlers too: experience the Wild West in Bear City, play with sand diggers, splash in the paddling pool and discover meerkats, reptiles and alpacas in the Zoo-Farm. Rain doesn't stop play, just head for the indoor fun factory with a rocking and rolling tugboat, mirror maze , ferris wheel and soft play. }}
  • Something made up of many confused or conflicting elements; a tangle.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=1 citation , passage=A beech wood with silver firs in it rolled down the face of the hill, and the maze of leafless twigs and dusky spires cut sharp against the soft blueness of the evening sky.}}
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  • Confusion of thought; perplexity; uncertainty; state of bewilderment.
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  • Derived terms

    (terms derived from maze) * logic maze * mazed * mazelike * mazey * mazy * mizmaze * Morris water maze * radiation maze * turf maze


  • to amaze, astonish, bewilder
  • (South)
  • to daze, stupefy, or confuse