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stunned

[ stuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF stunned

Synonyms for stunned

  • amazed
  • astonished
  • bewildered
  • confused
  • dismayed
  • floored
  • overwhelmed
  • shocked
  • speechless
  • startled
  • surprised
  • astounded
  • confounded
  • dumbfounded
  • flabbergasted
  • frozen
  • numb
  • overcome
  • stumped
  • stupefied
  • aghast
  • blown away
  • bowled over
  • breathless
  • taken aback
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Antonyms for stunned

  • clear
  • oriented
  • understanding
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STUNNED

But the man had been only stunned by a bullet that plowed its way across the top of his skull.

It was a mistake, of course; it wasn't true—somehow it wasn't true, but still it had stunned.

Across the room the four stunned Dyaks were recovering consciousness.

A moment of stunned quiet had succeeded the peal of thunder.

Another was stunned by a mass of masonry hurled at him by a giant cragsman.

When Saxon had ceased to speak I sat as one stunned, trying to realise what he had said to me.

Body o' me, but he kicked and plunged for all that he was three-quarters stunned.'

Stunned by the tragedy, none of the victims had made much of an outcry.

He was stunned by the suddenness of the catastrophe that had overtaken them.

We were stunned as he stood in the door; we felt as if he had struck us in the head with them.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to daze or render unconscious" (from a blow, powerful emotion, etc.), probably a shortening of Old French estoner "to stun" (see astonish). Stunning popularized for "splendid, excellent" c.1849.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STUNNED

afraid

adjectivefearful

dazed

adjectiveconfused

dumbfounded

adjectiveastounded, confused
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