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verb (used with object), stunned, stun·ning.

verb (used without object)

to cause astonishment or amazement: She stunned in a black and silver beaded gown, accessorized with a sparkly clutch.


the act of stunning.
the condition of being stunned.



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Origin of stun

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English stonen, stunen (verb), from Old French estoner “to shake, make resound”; see astonish
2, 3. See shock1.
un·stunned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stun

/ (stʌn) /

verb stuns, stunning or stunned (tr)

to render unconscious, as by a heavy blow or fall
to shock or overwhelm
to surprise or astound


the state or effect of being stunned
C13 stunen, from Old French estoner to daze, stupefy, from Vulgar Latin extonāre (unattested), from Latin ex- 1 + tonāre to thunder
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