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 for dazzling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dazzle \Daz"zle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dazzled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Dazzling.] [Freq. of daze.]
     1. To overpower with light; to confuse the sight of by
        brilliance of light.
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              Those heavenly shapes
              Will dazzle now the earthly, with their blaze
              Insufferably bright.                  --Milton.
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              An unreflected light did never yet
              Dazzle the vision feminine.           --Sir H.
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     2. To bewilder or surprise with brilliancy or display of any
        kind. "Dazzled and drove back his enemies." --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of
             lightning; "the skater's dazzling virtuosic leaps";
             "these great best canvases still look as astonishing and
             as invitingly new as they did...when...his fulgurant
             popularity was in full growth"- Janet Flanner;
             "adventures related...in a style both vivid and
             fulgurous"- Idwal Jones [syn: dazzling, eye-popping,
             fulgurant, fulgurous]
      2: shining intensely; "the blazing sun"; "blinding headlights";
         "dazzling snow"; "fulgent patterns of sunlight"; "the glaring
         sun" [syn: blazing, blinding, dazzling, fulgent,
         glaring, glary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "dazzling":
     beaming, bedazzling, blinding, blooming, bright,
     bright and shining, brilliant, devastating, divine, effulgent,
     flamboyant, flaming, fulgent, fulgid, garish, glamorous, glaring,
     glary, glorious, glowing, gorgeous, heavenly, killing, magnificent,
     mind-boggling, obscuring, overpowering, overwhelming, radiant,
     raving, ravishing, refulgent, resplendent, scintillating, shining,
     sparkling, splendent, splendid, splendiferous, splendorous,
     splendrous, stunning, stupefying, sublime, vivid

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