Astound

usgb/əˈstaʊnd/Volume
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Strong ImpactPlay
Use 'astound' when the surprise or shock is extremely powerful, more than just surprising. SlideShe was astounded by the unexpected standing ovation.
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Positive or NegativePlay
'Astound' can express both very positive reactions (like admiration) and negative ones (like disbelief). SlideHe was astounded by the cruel twist in the story.
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Emotional WeightPlay
The word carries emotional weight and is often used to highlight strong feelings. SlideThe incredible view from the mountaintop astounded her.