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So shocked or astonished as to be rendered speechless.
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(ˈdʌmˌstrʌk) or


temporarily deprived of speech through shock or surprise
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also dumb•strick•en

(-ˌstrɪk ən)

temporarily deprived of the power of speech, as by surprise or confusion; dumbfounded.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dumbstruck - 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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[ˈdʌmstrʌk] ADJ we were dumbstrucknos quedamos mudos de asombro
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[ˈdʌmstrʌk] adj (= speechless) → sans voix
to be dumbstruck → rester sans voixdumb waiter dumbwaiter [ˌdʌmˈweɪtər] n (= lift) → monte-plats m
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[ˈdʌmˌstrʌk] adj to be dumbstruckrestare senza parole
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References in classic literature ?
For now we all are cowed like mariners Who see their helmsman dumbstruck in the storm.
OKARA -- A truck driver was dumbstruck on Tuesday by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) when was served a notice over a transaction of Rs20 million reportedly done in his account.
At the same time, an observer who requested anonymity is simply dumbstruck by the low valuation given to the facilities going to EMF.
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More particularly talks about what to do about the sexual crisis and it is a crisis that has turned a loquacious and garrulous populace into dumbstruck stones.
'Nakatulala, nakakaiyak, nagulat ako (I was dumbstruck, crying, shocked).'
SEEING the picture of a suspect arrested for a bus bombing in Germany, being led to court without handcuffs, (Dec 22) had me dumbstruck. Dismayingly, the first thing an accused in Pakistan faces is being handcuffed, which are not removed even before the court.
I was deemed too young to go to Siegfried's funeral, but, a month later, I was still dumbstruck when my mother, choking up at her father's gravesite, asked me to pray to God for his soul.
I am dumbstruck and thinking of all those affected by this attack."
The audience was dumbstruck, but Mr Thrattles called for more drinks and card games and, according to Benson, proceedings were almost over when a rustling, hissing sound was heard at the end of the long table nearest the window.
This made me dumbstruck, that someone would happily speak to random strangers on public transport and try to help them in any way they can.
But tune in because at least one celebrity conquers his nerves and manages to leave Gregg "dumbstruck".