American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To dim the vision of, especially to blind with intense light.
- v. To amaze, overwhelm, or bewilder with spectacular display: a figure skater who dazzled the audience with virtuosic jumps.
- v. To become blinded.
- v. To inspire admiration or wonder.
- n. The act of dazzling or the state of being dazzled.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To overpower with light; hinder distinct vision of by intense light; dim, as the sight, by excess of light.
- Figuratively, to overpower or confound by splendor or brilliancy, or with show or display of any kind.
- To be stupefied; be mentally confused.
- To be overpowered by light; become unsteady or waver, as the sight.
- To be overpoweringly or blindingly bright.
- Figuratively, to excite admiration by brilliancy or showy qualities which overbear criticism.
- n. Brightness; splendor; excess of light.
- n. Meretricious display; brilliancy.
- v. transitive To confuse the sight of by means of excessive brightness.
- v. transitive, figuratively To render incapable of thinking clearly; to overwhelm with showiness or brilliance.
- n. A light of dazzling brilliancy.
- n. uncommon A herd of zebra.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To overpower with light; to confuse the sight of by brilliance of light.
- v. To bewilder or surprise with brilliancy or display of any kind.
- v. To be overpoweringly or intensely bright; to excite admiration by brilliancy.
- v. To be overpowered by light; to be confused by excess of brightness.
- n. A light of dazzling brilliancy.
- v. to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
- v. amaze or bewilder, as with brilliant wit or intellect or skill
- n. brightness enough to blind partially and temporarily
- Frequentative of daze. (Wiktionary)
- Frequentative of daze. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Going on their air on a regular basis and lending your name and reputation to their ideological razzle-dazzle is like agreeing to be the regular kulak guest columnist at Pravda in 1929.”
“As to American susceptibility to Rovian razzle-dazzle, that is a matter of bleak historical record and I shouldn't have to strain myself to prove anything.”
“Shouting, making his swung sword dazzle in light, Diego de Arana raced down path, and Diego Minas and Beltran the cook and Juan Lepe with him.”
“Wadsworth's art incorporated docked steamships painted in what was termed dazzle camouflage-sharp, geometric contrasts meant to baffle enemy range finding during World”
“Completing the dazzle is the crown which spots 12 0. 4carat baguette-cut diamonds.”
“The shoulders and sleeves are white and made of a shiny tightly woven nylon called dazzle mesh.”
“The Chinese successfully tested an antisatellite missile in 2007 and have reportedly used lasers to "dazzle" (or temporarily blind) U.S. satellites.”
“Maybe he is meant to be a kind of dazzle camouflage , a collection of garish traits that prevent you from seeing the person.”
“The "dazzle" of Fudge's work blithely appears to sidestep the insidious origins of the term's original application in World War I.”
“Sure to be a showstopper, the design of the Laser sailboat references the cubist patterns of the First and Second World War 'dazzle' naval camouflage.”
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