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adjective as in puzzled

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Bob Kaiser, chief of tropical diseases at the CDC, was stumped by the descriptions of the fever.

When the Norwegian duo Ylvis posed it this summer, it stumped us good.

Barbie Latza Nadeau on the morbid case that has Italian authorities stumped.

The two young girls are now the only known witnesses to a crime that has so far stumped French investigators.

It was here, alone in his cabin, feeling irrevocably stumped, that Dylan, as if out of nowhere, had his major breakthrough.

A month later, he turned sharp round, ere half a morning walk was completed, and stumped back to the house.

He flattered himself that by timely suggestion he had stumped at least half a dozen would-be candidates for Mildreds hand.

Well, nobody could think of anything to do—everybody was stumped, and set still.

Newton smiled his thanks to the considerate old pensioners, as they stumped out of the door, and left him alone with his father.

As soon as Welcome could jerk the pin loose, he whirled and stumped furiously back in the direction of Chub and Penny.


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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stumped, such as: baffled, befuddled, bewildered, confused, dumbfounded, and at a loss.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.