stupefaction


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stu·pe·fac·tion

 (sto͞o′pə-făk′shən, styo͞o′-)
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of stupefying.
b. The state of being stupefied.
2. Great astonishment or consternation.

stupefaction

(ˌstjuːpɪˈfækʃən)
n
1. astonishment
2. the act of stupefying or the state of being stupefied

stu•pe•fac•tion

(ˌstu pəˈfæk ʃən, ˌstyu-)

n.
1. the state of being stupefied; stupor.
2. overwhelming amazement.
[1535–45; < New Latin stupefactiō; see stupefy, -tion]
stu`pe•fac′tive, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stupefaction - a feeling of stupefied astonishment
amazement, astonishment - the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising; "he looked at me in astonishment"
daze, shock, stupor - the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally; "his mother's death left him in a daze"; "he was numb with shock"
2.stupefaction - marginal consciousness; "his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows"; "someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor"
unconsciousness - a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment
3.stupefaction - the action of stupefying; making dull or lethargic; "the professor was noted for his stupefaction of the students"
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

stupefaction

noun astonishment, wonder, amazement, awe, wonderment He stared at her in stupefaction.

stupefaction

noun
Translations
ذُهول، تَخْبيل، إذْهال
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mikil undrun/furîa

stupefaction

[ˌstjuːpɪˈfækʃən] Nestupefacción f

stupefaction

[ˌstjuːpɪˈfækʃən] nstupéfaction f

stupefaction

nVerblüffung f; he looked at me in stupefactioner sah mich verblüfft or voller Verblüffung an

stupefaction

[ˌstjuːpɪˈfækʃn] nstupefazione f, stupore m

stupefy

(ˈstjuːpifai) verb
to bewilder, confuse or amaze.
ˌstupeˈfaction (-ˈfӕkʃən) noun
References in classic literature ?
Passepartout, not yet recovered from his stupefaction, clung mechanically to the carpet-bag, with its enormous treasure.
They could only look in consternation and stupefaction at the body of the Green Man.
interrupted Miss Polly, the look of stupefaction on her face changing to one of angry indignation.
Stupefaction is not resignation; and it is stupefaction to remain in ignorance,--to shut up all the avenues by which the life of your fellow-men might become known to you.
But Raoul's stupefaction was so great that he stood there dumfounded, without a gesture, without a word.
We met, after I had brought home little Miles, more intimately than ever on the ground of my stupefaction, my general emotion: so monstrous was I then ready to pronounce it that such a child as had now been revealed to me should be under an interdict.
Stupefaction more than fear made us dumb and motionless.
Valentine witnessed this scene with a sentiment of stupefaction.
The officer's face expressed complete stupefaction.
The inquiry, for an instant, held her friend, yet only, it seemed, for a stupefaction that was almost amusement.
A stupefaction had come into these features, to her regard; it meant the illness of her mother.
Two girls of about ten and twelve, dressed in dirty short frocks and cloaks, were staring at their mother with a look of stupefaction on their pale frightened faces.