stupefied


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stu·pe·fy

 (sto͞o′pə-fī′, styo͞o′-)
tr.v. stu·pe·fied, stu·pe·fy·ing, stu·pe·fies
1. To cause (someone) to be unable to think clearly or be sensitive to the surroundings; daze: was stupefied by the toxic gas.
2. To amaze; astonish: a race that stupefied the fans.

[Middle English stupefien, from Old French stupefier, from Latin stupefacere : stupēre, to be stunned + facere, to make; see fact.]

stu′pe·fi′er n.
stu′pe·fy′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stupefied - 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"
2.stupefied - in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock; "he had a dazed expression on his face"; "lay semiconscious, stunned (or stupefied) by the blow"; "was stupid from fatigue"
confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"
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The rustic driver, stupefied and aghast, stood looking at the wagon, and did nothing but utter loud cries to Hercules to come and help him.
In another moment she had been driven away, and I sat as one stupefied in the inn window.
The judges themselves appeared to be stupefied, and the jury manifested tokens of disgust for cynicism so unexpected in a man of fashion.
And there she stood gazing, in a sort of stupefied fascination, till we turned a corner of the wood and were lost to her view.
Passepartout opened wide his eyes, raised his eyebrows, held up his hands, and seemed about to collapse, so overcome was he with stupefied astonishment.
I perceived it coming towards me by the flashing bushes it touched, and was too astounded and stupefied to stir.
While I stood stupefied with horror by this ghastly spectacle and still holding open the door, by some unaccountable perversity my attention was diverted from the shocking scene and concerned itself with trifles and details.
The mendicant continued to rip his garments; and drew from amid his rags a hundred and fifty Spanish double pistoles, which he laid down on the table; then he opened the door, bowed, and went out before the young man, stupefied by his letter, had ventured to address a word to him.
But the general only stood stupefied and gazed around in a dazed way.
He bowed, amazed, confused, and stupefied by the smile with which Aramis seemed to overwhelm him, as soon as these words had been pronounced.
In the present state of my nerves the draught stupefied me, and did no more.
Looking back with the drinker's knowledge, I know now why I did not collapse stupefied upon the table.