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[ stuhnd ]


  1. deprived of consciousness or strength:

    When the fish came close enough, they would get bopped on the head with a club or an axe by the fishermen, who would then drag the stunned fish into the boat.

  2. showing or reflecting astonishment, shock, or bewilderment:

    A stunned spectator managed a "You're kidding?" but nothing more.

    The curtain fell to a stunned silence, and then rapturous applause and hysterical laughter.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of stun.

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Example Sentences

Several officers then closed in and took him to the ground, using a stun gun to subdue him.

Gunshots rang out in Paris this morning on a second day of deadly violence that has stunned the French capital.

That November, many of us were stunned as voters in four states supported marriage equality at the ballot box.

Johnson kept doing all he could, gazing down at those eyes that gazed right back at him with a seemingly stunned look.

I arrive at the bungalow and find his staff standing about stunned, some of them in tears.

He and Jessen convinced a stunned and desperate CIA that they were the ones to run a new interrogation program.

De Castellor was now in his seat; and when Castanos came off; the Duke was stunned into stupor, overcome by the illimitable ruin.

He recovered himself, however, in a moment, and fired—sending a ball into the brute which just touched the brain and stunned it.

The clerk went as he was bid, but stupified and stunned by the information he had received.

Stunned by the reception they received, those who had not been killed or wounded beat a hasty retreat.

Oliver felt stunned and stupified by the unexpected intelligence; he could not weep, or speak, or rest.