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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stupefied mean? 

STUPEFIED (adjective)
  The adjective STUPEFIED has 2 senses:

1. as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise
2. in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock

  Familiarity information: STUPEFIED used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

STUPEFIED (adjective)

Sense 1stupefied [BACK TO TOP]


As if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise


stupefied; flabbergasted; dumfounded; dumbstruck; dumbstricken; dumbfounded; thunderstruck

Context examples:

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)

Sense 2stupefied [BACK TO TOP]


In a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock


dazed; stupefied; stupid; stunned

Context examples:

he had a dazed expression on his face / lay semiconscious, stunned (or stupefied) by the blow / was stupid from fatigue


confused (mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently)

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