verb (used with object), daz·zled, daz·zling.
- to overpower or dim the vision of by intense light: He was dazzled by the sudden sunlight.
- to impress deeply; astonish with delight: The glorious palace dazzled him.
verb (used without object), daz·zled, daz·zling.
- to shine or reflect brilliantly: gems dazzling in the sunlight.
- to be overpowered by light: Her eyes dazzled in the glare.
- to excite admiration by brilliance: Once one is accustomed to such splendor, it no longer dazzles.
- an act or instance of dazzling: the dazzle of the spotlights.
- something that dazzles.
- (usually tr) to blind or be blinded partially and temporarily by sudden excessive light
- to amaze, as with brillianceshe was dazzled by his wit; she dazzles in this film
- bright light that dazzles
- bewilderment caused by glamour, brilliance, etcthe dazzle of fame
late 15c., frequentative of Middle English dasen (see daze (v.)). Originally intransitive; the transitive sense is from 1530s. Related: Dazzled; dazzling.