dumbfounded


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

dumb·found

also dum·found  (dŭm′found′)
tr.v. dumb·found·ed, dumb·found·ing, dumb·founds also dum·found·ed or dum·found·ing or dum·founds
To fill with astonishment and perplexity; confound. See Synonyms at surprise.

dumbfounded

(dʌmˈfaʊndɪd)
adj
astonished or amazed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dumbfounded - as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise; "a circle of policement stood dumbfounded by her denial of having seen the accident"; "the flabbergasted aldermen were speechless"; "was thunderstruck by the news of his promotion"
surprised - taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment; "surprised by her student's ingenuity"; "surprised that he remembered my name"; "a surprised expression"

dumbfounded

Translations

dumbfounded

[dʌmˈfaʊndɪd] adj (= astonished) → sidéré(e)dumbing down n [culture, programmes] → nivellement m par le bas

dumbfounded

[ˌdʌmˈfaʊndɪd] adj to be dumbfoundedrimanere sbigottito/a
References in classic literature ?
All this had happened with such swiftness that I had stood motionless, dumbfounded and dazzled by the flashes of light.
Martin was dumbfounded to the point of stupefaction.
I reminded her how the Queen had been to Ireland when she did not want to go, and I must say she was dumbfounded, and made no reply.
When Claude and Quasimodo went out together, which frequently happened, and when they were seen traversing in company, the valet behind the master, the cold, narrow, and gloomy streets of the block of Notre-Dame, more than one evil word, more than one ironical quaver, more than one insulting jest greeted them on their way, unless Claude Frollo, which was rarely the case, walked with head upright and raised, showing his severe and almost august brow to the dumbfounded jeerers.
cried the unhappy governor, in a paroxysm of terror, and completely dumbfounded.
For an instant he was dumbfounded, and then the whole truth flashed suddenly upon him.
As he lay thus, half dozing, his attention was attracted by a stealthy rustling in the bushes nearby, and as he watched he was dumbfounded to see von Horn creep out into the moonlight.
Anne called wildly after him, not caring in the least for the other dumbfounded onlookers.
It was the first time I had ever heard Karl Marx's* doctrine of surplus value elaborated, and Ernest had done it so simply that I, too, sat puzzled and dumbfounded.
Rachel's dumbfounded countenance her lips twitched with amusement and she felt a most reprehensible desire to laugh.
Pyotr Petrovitch indeed seemed almost dumbfounded for the first moment.
I'm honestly dumbfounded "I'm honestly dumbfounded trying to find words to say just how truly saddened and shocked we are.