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STUPOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stupor mean? 

STUPOR (noun)
  The noun STUPOR has 2 senses:

1. the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
2. marginal consciousness

  Familiarity information: STUPOR used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STUPOR (noun)


Sense 1stupor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

daze; shock; stupor

Context examples:

his mother's death left him in a daze / he was numb with shock

Hypernyms ("stupor" is a kind of...):

stupefaction (a feeling of stupefied astonishment)


Sense 2stupor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marginal consciousness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

semiconsciousness; stupefaction; stupor; grogginess

Context examples:

his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion and by the blows / someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor

Hypernyms ("stupor" is a kind of...):

unconsciousness (a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment)


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