stupefy [ stoo-p uh-fahy, styoo-] Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for stupefy on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), stu·pe·fied, stu·pe·fy·ing. to put into a state of little or no sensibility; benumb the faculties of; put into a stupor. to stun, as with a narcotic, a shock, or a strong emotion. to overwhelm with amazement; astound; astonish. Origin of stupefy 1590–1600;
Middle French stupefier
to benumb, equivalent to
to be numb or stunned +
-fy Related forms stu·pe·fied·ness , [ stoo-p uh-fahyd-nis, -fahy-id-, styoo-] /ˈstu pəˌfaɪd nɪs, -ˌfaɪ ɪd-, ˈstyu-/ noun stu·pe·fi·er, noun stu·pe·fy·ing·ly, adverb un·stu·pe·fied, adjective
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Related Words for stupefied bewildered
amazed Examples from the Web for stupefied Historical Examples of stupefied
She went slowly from the room, and he remained staring,
stupefied and desperate afterwards on hearing all that people told me.
She was a foreigner, but spoke French so perfectly that I was
I must confess that I was
stupefied with admiration for this plucky man.
But she looked at the trees and was
stupefied, for not a leaf was stirring. British Dictionary definitions for stupefied verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr) to render insensitive or lethargic to confuse or astound Derived Forms stupefier, noun stupefying, adjective stupefyingly, adverb Word Origin for stupefy
C16: from Old French
stupefier, from Latin stupefacere; see stupefacient
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Word Origin and History for stupefied stupefy v.
1510s (implied in past participle
stupefact), from Middle French stupéfier, from Latin stupefacere "make stupid or senseless," from stupere "be stunned" (see stupid) + facere "to make" (see factitious).
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