dumfound


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dum·found

 (dŭm′found′)
v.
Variant of dumbfound.

dum•found

(dʌmˈfaʊnd, ˈdʌmˌfaʊnd)

v.t.
to dumbfound.

dumfound


Past participle: dumfounded
Gerund: dumfounding

Imperative
dumfound
dumfound
Present
I dumfound
you dumfound
he/she/it dumfounds
we dumfound
you dumfound
they dumfound
Preterite
I dumfounded
you dumfounded
he/she/it dumfounded
we dumfounded
you dumfounded
they dumfounded
Present Continuous
I am dumfounding
you are dumfounding
he/she/it is dumfounding
we are dumfounding
you are dumfounding
they are dumfounding
Present Perfect
I have dumfounded
you have dumfounded
he/she/it has dumfounded
we have dumfounded
you have dumfounded
they have dumfounded
Past Continuous
I was dumfounding
you were dumfounding
he/she/it was dumfounding
we were dumfounding
you were dumfounding
they were dumfounding
Past Perfect
I had dumfounded
you had dumfounded
he/she/it had dumfounded
we had dumfounded
you had dumfounded
they had dumfounded
Future
I will dumfound
you will dumfound
he/she/it will dumfound
we will dumfound
you will dumfound
they will dumfound
Future Perfect
I will have dumfounded
you will have dumfounded
he/she/it will have dumfounded
we will have dumfounded
you will have dumfounded
they will have dumfounded
Future Continuous
I will be dumfounding
you will be dumfounding
he/she/it will be dumfounding
we will be dumfounding
you will be dumfounding
they will be dumfounding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dumfounding
you have been dumfounding
he/she/it has been dumfounding
we have been dumfounding
you have been dumfounding
they have been dumfounding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dumfounding
you will have been dumfounding
he/she/it will have been dumfounding
we will have been dumfounding
you will have been dumfounding
they will have been dumfounding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dumfounding
you had been dumfounding
he/she/it had been dumfounding
we had been dumfounding
you had been dumfounding
they had been dumfounding
Conditional
I would dumfound
you would dumfound
he/she/it would dumfound
we would dumfound
you would dumfound
they would dumfound
Past Conditional
I would have dumfounded
you would have dumfounded
he/she/it would have dumfounded
we would have dumfounded
you would have dumfounded
they would have dumfounded
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dumbfound

also dumfound
verb
To overwhelm with surprise, wonder, or bewilderment:
References in classic literature ?
For him it was no new conviction that his presence in any part of the world, from Africa to the steppes of Muscovy alike, was enough to dumfound people and impel them to insane self-oblivion.
Holt was astonished--"dumfounded" is the word that he used in telling it--yet seems to have retained a certain intelligent curiosity.
But Raoul's stupefaction was so great that he stood there dumfounded, without a gesture, without a word.
I stared at him dumfounded. Then it occurred to me that it was exactly the thing I wanted.
He was secretly dumfounded at this sentiment when it came from his lips.
I can see him now as he stood dumfounded on the threshold of the hall; and yet, at the time, my eyes sped past him into the room beyond.
He was dumfounded; his head suddenly began to ache furiously; but he did not want them to think him unmanly.
Inspector Jacks was dumfounded. Such a state of affairs seemed to him impossible.
"The seditious papers!" repeated Cornelius, quite dumfounded at the imputation.
A stream of short stories flowed from his pen, and he branched out into the easier forms of verse - the kind he saw printed in the magazines - though he lost his head and wasted two weeks on a tragedy in blank verse, the swift rejection of which, by half a dozen magazines, dumfounded him.
He paused a moment as if dumfounded or uncertain how to answer such a speech, and then turned and walked away.
The next day it was a dog, even dirtier and more forlorn, perhaps, than was the kitten; and again Miss Polly, to her dumfounded amazement, found herself figuring as a kind protector and an angel of mercy--a role that Pollyanna so unhesitatingly thrust upon her as a matter of course, that the woman--who abhorred dogs even more than she did cats, if possible--found herself as before, powerless to remonstrate.