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  • verbamaze, shock
  • verbshock

synonyms for stuns

  • paralyze
  • knock out
  • dumbfound
  • bewilder
  • overwhelm
  • bemuse
  • confuse
  • astound
  • confound
  • amaze
  • astonish
  • daze
  • rock
  • surprise
  • flabbergast
  • shake up
  • overcome
  • overpower
  • hit
  • floor
  • muddle
  • stagger
  • fog
  • stupefy
  • petrify
  • bowl over
  • blow away
  • knock over
  • knock unconscious
  • strike dumb
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antonyms for stuns

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  • expect
  • yield
  • expect
  • bore
  • clarify
  • clear up
  • surrender
  • calm
  • enlighten
  • explain
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How to use stuns in a sentence

There is a tapping, as of a woodpecker with delirium tremens, which at once stuns and electrifies the ear.
ADVENTURES AND ENTHUSIASMSE. V. LUCAS
Soon he is obliged to make a discovery that stuns him: that medicine is incapable of curing many evils.
CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN NOVELISTSSERGE PERSKY
A smart blow with a club stuns them, and a wound does the rest.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, V. 3, NUMBER 18VARIOUS
They smashed up the clock and cut up the bedsteads; and, in fact, ruin stares us in the face, and doleful complaint stuns the ear.
ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 20, NO. 118, AUGUST, 1887VARIOUS
If one blow only stuns the prey, and it falls, the leopard just starts eating the throat, which of course kills the prey.
THE WONDERS OF THE JUNGLE, BOOK TWOPRINCE SARATH GHOSH
For a moment, a work like the Eighth Symphony stuns the auditor with its sheer physical bulk.
MUSICAL PORTRAITSPAUL ROSENFELD
Nowadays an ogre called Ten-O'Clock steals up behind my chair with a club in his hand and stuns me into insensibility.
THE PRAIRIE WIFEARTHUR STRINGER
He'll put the stuns on all them nobs, too, that think a racehorse must always come out of one of their training stables.'
ROBBERY UNDER ARMSTHOMAS ALEXANDER BROWNE, AKA ROLF BOLDREWOOD
That meant work—the hard, incessant, blinding, stupefying work which stuns thought and makes such a life endurable.
THE YOUNGER SETROBERT W. CHAMBERS
This is a deed which in its horror and wicked purposelessness stuns the world and cries to heaven for vengeance.
A NOBLE WOMANERNEST PROTHEROE
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