dumbfound


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dumb·found

also dum·found (dŭm′found′)
tr.v. dumb·found·ed, dumb·found·ing, dumb·founds also dum·found·ed or dum·found·ing or dum·founds
To fill with astonishment and perplexity; confound. See Synonyms at surprise.

dumbfound

(dʌmˈfaʊnd) or

dumfound

vb
(tr) to strike dumb with astonishment; amaze. Also (archaic): dumbfounder or dumfounder
[C17: from dumb + (con)found]

dumb•found

(dʌmˈfaʊnd, ˈdʌmˌfaʊnd)

v.t.
astonish.
[1645–55; dumb + con) found]

dumbfound


Past participle: dumbfounded
Gerund: dumbfounding

Imperative
dumbfound
dumbfound
Present
I dumbfound
you dumbfound
he/she/it dumbfounds
we dumbfound
you dumbfound
they dumbfound
Preterite
I dumbfounded
you dumbfounded
he/she/it dumbfounded
we dumbfounded
you dumbfounded
they dumbfounded
Present Continuous
I am dumbfounding
you are dumbfounding
he/she/it is dumbfounding
we are dumbfounding
you are dumbfounding
they are dumbfounding
Present Perfect
I have dumbfounded
you have dumbfounded
he/she/it has dumbfounded
we have dumbfounded
you have dumbfounded
they have dumbfounded
Past Continuous
I was dumbfounding
you were dumbfounding
he/she/it was dumbfounding
we were dumbfounding
you were dumbfounding
they were dumbfounding
Past Perfect
I had dumbfounded
you had dumbfounded
he/she/it had dumbfounded
we had dumbfounded
you had dumbfounded
they had dumbfounded
Future
I will dumbfound
you will dumbfound
he/she/it will dumbfound
we will dumbfound
you will dumbfound
they will dumbfound
Future Perfect
I will have dumbfounded
you will have dumbfounded
he/she/it will have dumbfounded
we will have dumbfounded
you will have dumbfounded
they will have dumbfounded
Future Continuous
I will be dumbfounding
you will be dumbfounding
he/she/it will be dumbfounding
we will be dumbfounding
you will be dumbfounding
they will be dumbfounding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dumbfounding
you have been dumbfounding
he/she/it has been dumbfounding
we have been dumbfounding
you have been dumbfounding
they have been dumbfounding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dumbfounding
you will have been dumbfounding
he/she/it will have been dumbfounding
we will have been dumbfounding
you will have been dumbfounding
they will have been dumbfounding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dumbfounding
you had been dumbfounding
he/she/it had been dumbfounding
we had been dumbfounding
you had been dumbfounding
they had been dumbfounding
Conditional
I would dumbfound
you would dumbfound
he/she/it would dumbfound
we would dumbfound
you would dumbfound
they would dumbfound
Past Conditional
I would have dumbfounded
you would have dumbfounded
he/she/it would have dumbfounded
we would have dumbfounded
you would have dumbfounded
they would have dumbfounded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dumbfound - be a mystery or bewildering todumbfound - be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
stump, mix up - cause to be perplexed or confounded; "This problem stumped her"
befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, bedevil, fuddle, throw - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
riddle - set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle"
elude, escape - be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"

dumbfound

verb amaze, stun, astonish, confuse, overwhelm, stagger, startle, bewilder, astound, confound, take aback, bowl over (informal), flummox, nonplus, flabbergast (informal) The question dumbfounded him.

dumbfound

also dumfound
verb
To overwhelm with surprise, wonder, or bewilderment:
Translations
يُذْهِل
ohromit
forbavsegøre paflamslå
elakad a szava
atimti žadą
apstulbinātpārsteigt
şaşırtmaksersemletmek

dumbfound

[dʌmˈfaʊnd] VTdejar mudo
we were dumbfoundednos quedamos mudos de asombro

dumbfound

[dʌmˈfaʊnd] vt (= astonish) → sidérer

dumbfound

vtverblüffen; I’m dumbfounded!ich bin sprachlos!

dumbfound

[dʌmˈfaʊnd] vtsbigottire

dumbfound

(damˈfaund) verb
to make speechless with amazement. I'm completely dumbfounded!
References in classic literature ?
When Claude and Quasimodo went out together, which frequently happened, and when they were seen traversing in company, the valet behind the master, the cold, narrow, and gloomy streets of the block of Notre-Dame, more than one evil word, more than one ironical quaver, more than one insulting jest greeted them on their way, unless Claude Frollo, which was rarely the case, walked with head upright and raised, showing his severe and almost august brow to the dumbfounded jeerers.
All this had happened with such swiftness that I had stood motionless, dumbfounded and dazzled by the flashes of light.
Stop!" Anne called wildly after him, not caring in the least for the other dumbfounded onlookers.
Tom was dumbfounded. Now, that he was up, and looking about him, he had an opportunity of perceiving that his mistress was offended, and that he had somewhat overdone the sublime, poetical and affecting.
I was dumbfounded. I could only look at Stroeve in stupid amazement.
As he lay thus, half dozing, his attention was attracted by a stealthy rustling in the bushes nearby, and as he watched he was dumbfounded to see von Horn creep out into the moonlight.
Often and often has the Iron Heel been dumbfounded by the miscarriage of its plans and operations against us.
Rachel's dumbfounded countenance her lips twitched with amusement and she felt a most reprehensible desire to laugh.
I reminded her how the Queen had been to Ireland when she did not want to go, and I must say she was dumbfounded, and made no reply.
"But why, at all events, after having taken Marchiali away from me, do you bring him back again?" cried the unhappy governor, in a paroxysm of terror, and completely dumbfounded.
For an instant he was dumbfounded, and then the whole truth flashed suddenly upon him.
For an instant I was dumbfounded. Had the report come from down-river, I should have instantly thought that one of my own men had fired.