stupefying


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stu·pe·fy

 (sto͞o′pə-fī′, styo͞o′-)
tr.v. stu·pe·fied, stu·pe·fy·ing, stu·pe·fies
1. To cause (someone) to be unable to think clearly or be sensitive to the surroundings; daze: was stupefied by the toxic gas.
2. To amaze; astonish: a race that stupefied the fans.

[Middle English stupefien, from Old French stupefier, from Latin stupefacere : stupēre, to be stunned + facere, to make; see fact.]

stu′pe·fi′er n.
stu′pe·fy′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stupefying - so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelmstupefying - so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm; "such an enormous response was astonishing"; "an astounding achievement"; "the amount of money required was staggering"; "suffered a staggering defeat"; "the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
2.stupefying - making physically stupid or dull or insensible; "a stupefying blow to the head"; "the stupefying effects of hemp"
disorienting - causing loss of physical or intellectual bearings; "making so many turns to the right and then the left was completely disorienting"; "a sharp blow to the head can be disorienting"
3.stupefying - shocking with surprise and consternation; "the stupefying impact of the tragedy"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger
Translations

stupefying

[ˈstjuːpɪfaɪɪŋ] ADJ (fig) → pasmoso

stupefying

adjbetäubend; (fig: = amazing) → verblüffend

stupefying

[ˈstjuːpɪˌfaɪɪŋ] adj (news) → sbalorditivo/a, stupefacente; (boredom) → che stupidisce
References in classic literature ?
And then - a transformation, amazing, stupefying. It was Lucille who was smiling a welcome upon him from the depths of his favourite easy-chair - Lucille sitting over his fire, a novel in her hand, and wearing a delightful rose-pink dressing-gown.
The great fresh open, after the stupefying warmth indoors, made them behave like wild things.
Woody Johnson suggested the US president would be relaxed about the prime minister having accused him of "stupefying ignorance" and criticising his "go back" comments, which were widely condemned as racist.
The three had been accused of allegedly drugging motorists and security guards in estates using stupefying drugs before stealing the vehicles.
Perhaps Cap and Bells Friday or Dullards Day would be a better moniker, as by all accounts this bit of marketing wizardry has the effect of stupefying the normal rational thinking of the average shopper who believes in all sincerity that they are getting bargains for a higher price they could have paid a week previously.
And when Boris Johnson talks about SOMEONE ELSE'S "stupefying ignorance" we must be in
"When Donald Trump says there are parts of London that are no-go areas, I think he is betraying a quite stupefying ignorance that makes him frankly unfit to hold the office of the president of the United States" - London Mayor Boris Johnson, adding that the American billionaire was "clearly out of his mind."
Another non-event in the tent as a stupefying storm in a biscuit barrel erupted after prison governor Paul wasn't named star baker.
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These are two versions of the stupefying smart city: Masdar the more famous, or infamous; Songdo the more fascinating in a perverse way.
"Why its Frankensteins do not occasion Rawalpindi to pause and rethink its failed strategy has now become nothing less than a stupefying mystery," it wondered.
This stupefying exercise was done by our own political Einsteins, including two future leaders, an old hand in politics as well as a pro fessor.