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So shocked or astonished as to be rendered speechless.


(ˈdʌmˌstrʌk) or


temporarily deprived of speech through shock or surprise



also dumb•strick•en

(-ˌstrɪk ən)

temporarily deprived of the power of speech, as by surprise or confusion; dumbfounded.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dumbstruck - 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"


[ˈdʌmstrʌk] ADJ we were dumbstrucknos quedamos mudos de asombro


[ˈdʌmstrʌk] adj (= speechless) → sans voix
to be dumbstruck → rester sans voixdumb waiter dumbwaiter [ˌdʌmˈweɪtər] n (= lift) → monte-plats m


[ˈdʌmˌstrʌk] adj to be dumbstruckrestare senza parole
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