dumbfounded


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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.

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dumbfounded

(dʌmˈfaʊndɪd)
adj
astonished or amazed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dumbfounded - 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"
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dumbfounded

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Translations

dumbfounded

[dʌmˈfaʊndɪd] adj (= astonished) → sidéré(e)dumbing down n [culture, programmes] → nivellement m par le bas
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

dumbfounded

[ˌdʌmˈfaʊndɪd] adj to be dumbfoundedrimanere sbigottito/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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.