daze

A daze is a type of confusion, when you have a lack of clarity. When you first wake up, you might be in a bit of a daze, shuffling about the house before your brain really starts working.

Daze can also mean the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens to you accidentally: "After getting hit in the head by a football, you were in such a daze you couldn't remember where you were." As a verb, daze means to stun. You will definitely daze your father when you tell him that you eloped.

Definitions of daze
1

n confusion characterized by lack of clarity

Synonyms:
fog, haze
Type of:
confusedness, confusion, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness
a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior

n the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally

“his mother's death left him in a daze
Synonyms:
shock, stupor
Type of:
stupefaction
a feeling of stupefied astonishment

v overcome as with astonishment or disbelief

Synonyms:
bedaze, stun
Type of:
desensitise, desensitize
cause not to be sensitive

v to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light

Synonyms:
bedazzle, dazzle
Type of:
blind
render unable to see

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