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 (sto͞o′pər, styo͞o′-)
A state of reduced sensibility or consciousness: staggered around in a drunken stupor.

[Middle English, from Latin, from stupēre, to be stunned.]

stu′por·ous adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stuporous - stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
lethargic, unenrgetic - deficient in alertness or activity; "bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights"


1. Lacking responsiveness or alertness:
2. Lacking mental and physical alertness and activity:
Slang: dopey.
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Limitations included that approximately half of the studied population consisted of "alert" patients; therefore, incorporating more stuporous or comatose patients would have been desirable (Stead et al.
The longest words, the 9s, are non-porous, stuporous and torturous, with only six 8s, twenty-one 7s, fifty-three 6s, seventy-one 5s, one hundred one 4s and seventy-five 3s, totaling 330 or a mere 0.
A person who has been zombified, or transformed into a zombie, can have a blunt affect, dull gaze, and almost stuporous behavior, characterized by a lumbering gait and simple, repetitive vocalizations and movements.
Unless persons with inferiority complexes have progressed to the grave stage of sheer despondency and stuporous lassitude, they tend to be on the defensive, to exhibit a high degree of 'insultability,' to resent criticism, and to be generally 'touchy.
Set in a stone chambre de bonne with peeling wallpaper and warping floorboards--a red Oriental carpet and a tossed-aside liquor bottle serve as lifestyle indicators--the animation shows the stuporous protagonist vacantly performing his everyday "leisure time.
His general condition was poor, his consciousness was stuporous, his spontaneous respiration was week and he was intubated.
When Klenner first saw her, she was stuporous with a white foam around her mouth, and she was also markedly febrile, with a "fever by axilla 106.
15) However, adult patients who are stuporous, senile, or have psychiatric illness, are prone to swallowing a variety of foreign objects including animal bones and dentures.
Some nights I'd eat all the ice cream in the refrigerator and then sit there, a slug on his balcony, stuporous and content.