verb (used with object)
to make speechless with amazement; astonish.
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bewilder, stun, nonplus, boggle, confound, amaze, startle, astonish, flabbergast, puzzle, overwhelm, surprise, stagger, throw
- dumbarton oaks,
- dumbbell nebula,
Also dumb·found·er, dum·found·er.
Origin of dumbfound
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Examples from the Web for dumbfound
(tr) to strike dumb with astonishment; amaze
Word Origin for dumbfound
C17: from dumb + (con) found
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