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astonished /əˈstɒnɪʃt/
adjective
greatly surprised or impressed; amazed:
he was astonished at the change in him | an astonished expression on her face.

astonished /əˈstɒnɪʃt/
adjective
reports of the galaxy's unexpected behavior were announced by astonished astronomers: AMAZED, astounded, staggered, surprised, startled, stunned, thunderstruck, aghast, taken aback, dumbfounded, dumbstruck, stupefied, dazed, awestruck; informal flabbergasted, floored, blown away.

ORIGIN
Early 16th century (as astonished, in the sense ‘stunned, bewildered, dismayed’): from obsolete astone ‘stun, stupefy’, from Old French estoner, based on Latin ex- ‘out’ + tonare ‘to thunder’.

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brazen /ˈbreɪz(ə)n/
adjective
bold and without shame:
he went about his illegal business with a brazen assurance.

brazen defiance: BOLD, shameless, unashamed, unabashed, unembarrassed; defiant, impudent, impertinent, cheeky, insolent, in-your-face; barefaced, blatant, flagrant; informal saucy. ANTONYMS timid.

PHRASES
brazen it out
endure an embarrassing or difficult situation by behaving with apparent confidence and lack of shame.
we were shaking in our boots, but we brazened it out: PUT ON A BOLD FRONT, stand one's ground, be defiant, be unrepentant, be unabashed.

ORIGIN
Old English
bræsen ‘made of brass’, from bræs ‘brass’, of unknown ultimate origin.