verb (used with object), stunned, stun·ning.
Origin of stun
Synonyms for stun
Related Words for stunparalyze, dumbfound, bewilder, overwhelm, bemuse, confuse, astound, confound, amaze, astonish, daze, rock, surprise, flabbergast, overcome, overpower, hit, floor, muddle, stagger
Examples from the Web for stun
Contemporary Examples of stun
The authorities were trying to arrest another man suspected of throwing a stun grenade when Hamdan attacked.A New Intifada? Israel’s Arab Citizen Uprising Spreads
November 10, 2014
Even show ponies are not exempt from ending up in a narrowing chute that feeds the condemned in single file into the “stun box.”Central Park’s Carriages Saved This Horse
April 24, 2014
Stun grenades exploded on the edges making a sound like a building being detonated.My Life Behind Kiev’s Barricades
February 21, 2014
They acquired the tools to accomplish the deed, including a stun gun and the chemical means to anesthetize their victims.The Cannibal Cop’s Social Network: Are More Plotting Attacks on Women?
April 19, 2013
When the hatch rose, the HRT team was ready to toss in two stun grenades and rush the hatch before it closed.Alabama Hostage Standoff: Jimmy Lee Dykes Seized Boy to Gain Attention
February 6, 2013
Historical Examples of stun
Sir, it will stun you; and you should have nothing to disturb you in the state of health you are in.The Imaginary Invalid
Their intention was to stun her only and then make off with her little bag.Fruitfulness
My young mis', she had a ring on her finger wid a stun in it like a star.
But I'll be durned if I ever seen a stun fired as neat as that!Peak and Prairie
As in the morning, so again now the sound seemed to stun the vigorous man.A Ghetto Violet
verb stuns, stunning or stunned (tr)
Word Origin for stun
c.1300, "to daze or render unconscious" (from a blow, powerful emotion, etc.), probably a shortening of Old French estoner "to stun" (see astonish). Stunning popularized for "splendid, excellent" c.1849.