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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Thursday 21st September 2023
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fazed (adjective) FAYZD

Unsettled, thrown off balance, disconcerted.

One of the joys of interviewing him is that you can ask him anything and he will not be fazed.

Ginny Dougary, The Guardian, 7 April 2008. Guardian

I'm living with my current girlfriend, but I'm taking it easy. She is very open-minded, very easy-going. She's not fazed when I'm mentioned in sexiest-man polls, or reads all this stuff about my female fanbase - whatever that means.

Carlos Acosta in an article by Jane Cornwell, The Observer, 10 February 2008. Observer

Inside the gorgeous Central Synagogue on Lexington Avenue, where Donato Cuzzato played the unusual organ — it includes shofar and klezmer clarinet stops — I was barely fazed by the honks and screeches coming in from the street.

Ben Sisario, The New York Times, 18 January 2008. New York Times

An alleged thief wasn't fazed when workers at a Chicago muffler shop told him a safe he wanted to rob wasn't open.

Unattributed, The Washington Post, 26 March 2008. Washington Post

Although his wrath frightened her and although she felt guilty, she would not be unnerved, not be fazed, not be pushed around - not when Thomas's future was at stake.

Elizabeth Oldfield, Sudden Fire. Amazon

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