[ duhm-found, duhm-found ]
/ dʌmˈfaʊnd, ˈdʌmˌfaʊnd /
verb (used with object)
to make speechless with amazement; astonish.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also dumb·found·er, dum·found·er .
OTHER WORDS FROM dumbfounddumb·found·er·ment, dum·found·er·ment, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for dumbfound
Google coddled its employees in ways that would leave most employers dumbfounded.The complaints of the entitled workers of Silicon Valley|Adam Lashinsky|September 8, 2020|Fortune
He can show such familiarity with the Incas affairs as to dumbfound the old boy.The Radio Boys' Search for the Inca's Treasure|Gerald Breckenridge
Dumbfound, to perplex, to beat soundly till not able to speak.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
British Dictionary definitions for dumbfound
/ (dʌmˈfaʊnd) /
(tr) to strike dumb with astonishment; amaze
Word Origin for dumbfound
C17: from dumb + (con) found
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