- to make speechless with amazement; astonish.
Origin of dumbfound
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Examples from the Web for dumbfounded
On Thursday, a woman who answered the phone there was dumbfounded as to why someone would be asking about the case.Chicago’s Cops Don’t Even Get Investigated for Shooting People in the Back
December 5, 2014
But I was dumbfounded to get hit up by a federal agency with an annual budget of $750 million.Rich People Want You to Work for Free
October 20, 2014
I was devastated the first time I was deleted, and dumbfounded each time thereafter.Porn Stars Want to Know: Why Did Facebook Delete Me?
August 2, 2014
Tirico stood there dumbfounded, and the woman turned and left the soiree.World Cup Anchor Mike Tirico’s Bizarre History: Reports of Stalking and Sexual Harassment
July 1, 2014
Dumbfounded by the outrage his statement sparked, Ford refused calls for an apology.Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s Greatest Hits: Crack, a DUI, Slurs & Violence
May 17, 2013
Dumbfounded was a colorless word to describe her state of mind.Her Father's Daughter
Captain Price was so dumbfounded that for a moment words failed him.Quaint Courtships
Then the two withdrew, dumbfounded, to a corner of the room.Casanova's Homecoming
I was dumbfounded for the instant, and scarce knew how to act.Adventures and Recollections
Bill o'th' Hoylus End
I was dumbfounded at this fresh and more intimate glimpse of her.The Strolling Saint
- (tr) to strike dumb with astonishment; amaze
Word Origin and History for dumbfounded
past participle adjective from dumbfound.