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 ?
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.
He had not the usual resource of bigots in that superstitious period, most of whom were wont to atone for the crimes they were guilty of by liberality to the church, stupefying by this means their terrors by the idea of atonement and forgiveness; and although the refuge which success thus purchased, was no more like to the peace of mind which follows on sincere repentance, than the turbid stupefaction procured by opium resembles healthy and natural slumbers, it was still a state of mind preferable to the agonies of awakened remorse.
But Raoul's stupefaction was so great that he stood there dumfounded, without a gesture, without a word.
But when, as she was about to leave the room, they stopped her to ask for instructions, for the first time in her life the despotic old maid, who saw to everything at Prebaudet with her own eyes, said, to their stupefaction, "Do what you like.
Stupefaction more than fear made us dumb and motionless.
Passepartout, not yet recovered from his stupefaction, clung mechanically to the carpet-bag, with its enormous treasure.
D'Artagnan looked with stupefaction at a man who thus employed the unlimited power with which he was clothed by the confidence of a king in the prosecution of his intrigues.
The two young men looked at each other with an air of stupefaction.
The Swiss, with an air of stupefaction, looked at the hostess, who turned pale.
Leave us now," said the cardinal, fixing his brilliant eye upon the young king, who sat mute with stupefaction.
And yet I felt her looking fixedly at me, with a sort of stupefaction on her features - in her whole attitude - as though she had never even heard of such a thing as a kiss in her life.
You must make her come; you must come up and fetch her," said the old woman, to my stupefaction.