Astounded vs. Astonished

Astounded vs. Astonished — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Astounded and Astonished

Astoundedverb

To astonish and bewilder.

Astonishedverb

To fill with sudden wonder or amazement.

Astoundedverb

simple past tense and past participle of astound

Astonishedadjective

Amazed; surprised.

Astoundedadjective

Surprised, amazed, astonished or bewildered.

Astonishedverb

simple past tense and past participle of astonish

Astoundedadjective

filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock;

an amazed audience gave the magician a standing ovationI stood enthralled, astonished by the vastness and majesty of the cathedralastounded viewers wept at the pictures from the Oklahoma City bombingstood in stunned silencestunned scientists found not one but at least three viruses

Astonishedadjective

filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock;

an amazed audience gave the magician a standing ovationI stood enthralled, astonished by the vastness and majesty of the cathedralastounded viewers wept at the pictures from the Oklahoma City bombingstood in stunned silencestunned scientists found not one but at least three viruses