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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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Adj.1.dumfounded - 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"
References in classic literature ?
Poor Marija could not have been more dumfounded had the woman knocked her over the head; at first she could not believe what she heard, and then she grew furious and swore that she would come anyway, that her place belonged to her.
But Raoul's stupefaction was so great that he stood there dumfounded, without a gesture, without a word.
He was secretly dumfounded at this sentiment when it came from his lips.
I’ve known the squaws give very good counsel when the Indians had been dumfounded.
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.
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.
France wept and wailed, wrung her impotent hands and appealed to the dumfounded nations.
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.
When I reported it to police they were just dumfounded, and nobody at the insurance company could believe what had happened either.
The Exiles were dumfounded at the goal being ruled out, but misfortune wasn't done with them yet.