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 (sto͞o′pər, styo͞o′-)
A state of reduced sensibility or consciousness: staggered around in a drunken stupor.

[Middle English, from Latin, from stupēre, to be stunned.]

stu′por·ous adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stuporous - stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
lethargic, unenrgetic - deficient in alertness or activity; "bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights"


1. Lacking responsiveness or alertness:
2. Lacking mental and physical alertness and activity:
Slang: dopey.
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A potential overlapping but confounding condition is stuporous catatonia, with symptoms that include psychomotor slowing such as immobility, staring, and stupor.
Thought, which is as pervasively affected by depression as mood, is morbid, confused, and stuporous.
Level of Consciousness Alert 0 Draws 1v Stuporous 2 Coma 3 1b.
Based on the latest medical records reaching the court on July 14, NKTI gastroenterologist Jade Jamias described Ampatuan to be stuporous and in critical condition.
Roller-skating hippies, stuporous drifters, and junkies seem to appear out of nowhere in images of flowing movement.
Frequently, user is becoming stuporous, unconscious, shortly followed by surcease of breathing and cardiac arrest (5).
Limitations included that approximately half of the studied population consisted of "alert" patients; therefore, incorporating more stuporous or comatose patients would have been desirable (Stead et al.
The longest words, the 9s, are non-porous, stuporous and torturous, with only six 8s, twenty-one 7s, fifty-three 6s, seventy-one 5s, one hundred one 4s and seventy-five 3s, totaling 330 or a mere 0.
Instead of 25 students sitting in neat rows, reciting in unison, listening in stuporous boredom, or performing repetitive individual drills, I had small knots of students clustered at 8 or 10 learning stations about the edges of the room.
31) Suzanne's stuporous reaction to her forced vocation includes a state of "alienation" and memory loss that lasts for several months.
Unless persons with inferiority complexes have progressed to the grave stage of sheer despondency and stuporous lassitude, they tend to be on the defensive, to exhibit a high degree of 'insultability,' to resent criticism, and to be generally 'touchy.
Set in a stone chambre de bonne with peeling wallpaper and warping floorboards--a red Oriental carpet and a tossed-aside liquor bottle serve as lifestyle indicators--the animation shows the stuporous protagonist vacantly performing his everyday "leisure time.