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. noun
    confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    synonyms: fog, haze
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    type of:
    confusedness, confusion, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness
    a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
  2. noun
    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
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    type of:
    stupefaction
    a feeling of stupefied astonishment
  3. verb
    overcome as with astonishment or disbelief
    synonyms: bedaze, stun
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    type of:
    desensitise, desensitize
    cause not to be sensitive
  4. verb
    to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
    synonyms: bedazzle, dazzle
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    type of:
    blind
    render unable to see
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