Inf. flabbergast. See astound. astonished, adj. astounded, amazed, dumbfounded, Inf. flabbergasted; taken aback, floored, shocked, aghast, jolted, Inf bowled over, Inf. caught up short; struck dumb, at a loss for words, stupefied, petrified, numbed; startled, surprised, disconcerted; round-eyed, wide-eyed, agape, open-mouthed, lost in wonder or amazement. astonishment, n. 1. amazement, wonderment, awe, great surprise; bewilderment, confusion, dismay, consternation, perplexity, stupefaction.
2. wonder, marvel, prodigy, miracle, astound, v. astonish, surprise, amaze, Inf. flabbergast, dumbfound, dumbfounder, strike dumb, render speechless; stun, stagger, boggle, take aback, floor, shock, jar, jolt, Inf. bowl over, Inf. hit [s.o.] like a ton of bricks, Inf. give [s.o.] a turn, Inf. catch [s.o.] up short; stupefy, petrify, paralyze, benumb, incapacitate; strike with wonder, startle, surprise, disconcert; confuse, baffle, confound, nonplus, perplex, embarrass, pose; bewilder, dazzle, electrify, Inf. take one's breath away, Si. blow one's mind; unbalance, disorient, Inf. catch off guard, SI. curl one's hair, astounding, adj. amazing, astonishing, wonderful; stunning, shocking, jarring, jolting, staggering; startling, surprising, disconcerting, benumbing, stupefying, dazing, numbing, paralyzing, petrifying, incapacitating; confusing, disorienting, baffling, confounding, perplexing, bewildering, astraddle, adv. astride, pickaback, piggyback, strad-dleback, straddle-legged, straddlingly; on, across, astral, adj. star-shaped, starlike, sidereal, sphery; starry, stellar. astray, adv., adj. 1. off the track, off, afield, off course, lost, stray; adrift, straying, wandering, drifting.
2. wrong, amiss, in error, abroad, at fault; wide of the mark, SI. out in left field, erroneous, faulty, mistaken, incorrect; untrue, false, inexact, inaccurate.
3. misled, misguided, misdirected; deceived, deluded, fooled, befooled; beguiled, dazzled, seduced, captivated, hypnotized; confused, confounded, perplexed, disconcerted; bewildered, befuddled, befogged, bemuddled. astringent, adj. 1. Medical, astrictive, contracting, contractive, constrictive, constricting, constringent, styptic, binding.
2. severe, stern, rough, harsh, acerb, acerbic, austere, Obs. asper, acid, stringent; acrid, acrimonious, caustic, mordant, bitter, pungent; trenchant, cutting, sharp, acute, biting, keen, piercing, penetrating, pricking; sarcastic, satirical, ironic, ironical; vitriolic, scathing, double-edged; virulent, spiteful, malicious, vicious; peevish, petulant, cross, sour, crabbed, testy, touchy, ill-tempered, ill-humored; scornful, sardonic, derisive, snide, abusive, astrologer, n. horoscoper, astromancer, Chaldean, star diviner, seer, soothsayer, astroalchemist, Obs. astrolog, Obs. astrologician, Obs. astrologaster, Obs., Rare, astrologomage. astronomer, n. stargazer, astrographer, astrophysicist, astrochemist, astrophotographer; cosmographer, cosmologist, cosmogonist, uranographer, uranologist. astute, adj. 1. discerning, perceptive, penetrating, piercing; keen, sharp, acute, quick; eagle-eyed, hawkeyed, lynx-eyed, sharp-eyed; perspicacious, percipient, discriminating, appercipient; sagacious, judicious, wise, sapient; discreet, politic, prudent, wary, chary, cautious; watchful, vigilant, Argus-eyed, mindful; clear-headed, thoughtful, sensible, intelligent, reasonable, sound; alert, quick-witted, nimble, bright, smart; long-sighted, far-sighted, far-seeing, long-headed.
2. clever, cunning, wily, tricky, crafty, arch; artful, ingenious, astucious, Machiavellian, Rare, subdolous; shrewd, canny, Inf. cagey, shifty; sly, subtle, argute, foxy, vulpine; conniving, contriving, intriguing, designing.