stupefying


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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.stupefying - so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelmstupefying - so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm; "such an enormous response was astonishing"; "an astounding achievement"; "the amount of money required was staggering"; "suffered a staggering defeat"; "the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
2.stupefying - making physically stupid or dull or insensible; "a stupefying blow to the head"; "the stupefying effects of hemp"
disorienting - causing loss of physical or intellectual bearings; "making so many turns to the right and then the left was completely disorienting"; "a sharp blow to the head can be disorienting"
3.stupefying - shocking with surprise and consternation; "the stupefying impact of the tragedy"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger
Translations

stupefying

[ˈstjuːpɪfaɪɪŋ] ADJ (fig) → pasmoso

stupefying

adjbetäubend; (fig: = amazing) → verblüffend

stupefying

[ˈstjuːpɪˌfaɪɪŋ] adj (news) → sbalorditivo/a, stupefacente; (boredom) → che stupidisce
References in classic literature ?
The great fresh open, after the stupefying warmth indoors, made them behave like wild things.
It was stupefying, brutalizing work; it left her no time to think, no strength for anything.
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.
He hated Mamma Valerius for giving him such news as that with such stupefying calmness.
The worries of such an existence ended by stupefying Madame du Bousquier, who found it easier and also more dignified to concentrate her intelligence on her own thoughts and resign herself to lead a life that was purely animal.
Then the room filled with smoke - heavy aromatic, and stupefying.
The empiric's cure had been a sham, the effect, it was supposed, of some stupefying drug which more nearly caused the death of the patient than of the odious reptile that possessed him.
I walked down the narrow passage between the double row of sleepers, holding my breath to keep out the vile, stupefying fumes of the drug, and looking about for the manager.
In January he would rescue his Leonardo from this stupefying twaddle.
Three months afterward, in midwinter, he smote the north shore of the Mediterranean from Gibraltar to Greece in the same stupefying manner.
Twenty years had elapsed since he had been on this particular street, and the changes were great and stupefying.
A curious and stupefying restlessness got possession of me.