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adj. Archaic
Bewildered; dazed.

[Middle English astonied, past participle of astonien, to amaze; see astonish.]
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archaic stunned; dazed
[C14: from astonyen to astonish]
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(əˈstɒn id)

adj. Archaic.
dazed; bewildered; filled with consternation.
[1300–50; Middle English, past participle of astonyen to astonish]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.astonied - filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shockastonied - filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock; "an amazed audience gave the magician a standing ovation"; "I stood enthralled, astonished by the vastness and majesty of the cathedral"; "astounded viewers wept at the pictures from the Oklahoma City bombing"; "stood in stunned silence"; "stunned scientists found not one but at least three viruses"
surprised - taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment; "surprised by her student's ingenuity"; "surprised that he remembered my name"; "a surprised expression"
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References in classic literature ?
But, alas, they were so strongly set in the stone that he could not move them, "for which cause the King was ugly astonied."*
He heard the snap of the spring-lock like something bursting in his brain, and sat astonied.
On th' other side, ADAM, soon as he heard The fatal Trespass don by EVE, amaz'd, Astonied stood and Blank, while horror chill Ran through his veins, and all his joynts relax'd; From his slack hand the Garland wreath'd for EVE Down drop'd, and all the faded Roses shed: Speechless he stood and pale, till thus at length First to himself he inward silence broke.
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(8) When Adam returns from his day's labor, he finds out that Eve has eaten from the Tree of Knowledge and he "Astonied stood and blank, while horror chill/ Ran through his veins, and all his joints relaxed" (IX.