verb (used with object), stunned, stun·ning.
- stun grenade,
- stun gun,
Origin of stun
Examples from the Web for stunned
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.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality|E.J. Graff|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I arrive at the bungalow and find his staff standing about stunned, some of them in tears.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He and Jessen convinced a stunned and desperate CIA that they were the ones to run a new interrogation program.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was stunned, and angry, because he had no right to do that.Two New Bill Cosby Accusers Come Forward: ‘We Challenge Mr. Cosby to End This Nightmare’|Marlow Stern|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We were just about drowned and stunned, and when we came to ourselves it was because the storm had passed over.Bunyip Land|George Manville Fenn
I belong so much to the stunned sleepers in the straw who cannot feel.A Journal of Impressions in Belgium|May Sinclair
Teddy had been shot through the upper arm, and stunned by a falling beam.Mr. Britling Sees It Through|H. G. Wells
For a moment both men stared at each other, stunned and helpless.The Moon Destroyers|Monroe K. Ruch
The coffee that stood on the still warm electric stove proved a valuable aid in restoring the stunned Lottie.The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay|Margaret Penrose
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.