verb (used with object), stu·pe·fied, stu·pe·fy·ing.
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Origin of stupefy
OTHER WORDS FROM stupefystu·pe·fied·ness [stoo-puh-fahyd-nis, -fahy-id-, styoo-], /ˈstu pəˌfaɪd nɪs, -ˌfaɪ ɪd-, ˈstyu-/, nounstu·pe·fi·er, nounstu·pe·fy·ing·ly, adverbun·stu·pe·fied, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for stupefy
It was like a constant assault, an almost stupefying catalogue of mindless racial insult and injury.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The blast was a stupefying white flash followed by a body-shaking howl, and it was the cue for a maelstrom of metallic shrieks.Shocked by Ukraine Violence, NATO Prepares to Face Down Putin|Leo Cendrowicz|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alig became hooked on heroin, ketamine, cocaine, and Rohypnol—a stupefying blend of substances for the once sober partier.The Party Monster Lives For the Applause: Michael Alig’s Second Act|Caitlin Dickson|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One can hypothesize that the bad decision came after the consumption of stupefying substances.
Then, as the curses and ribaldry died away, he emerged slowly as from beneath a stupefying load.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
Throughout this stupefying recital none of the rest of us stirred, you will conceive.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
They brought up with a stupefying slam against the wall of the pig-pen, making the pig squeal apprehensively.The Backwoodsmen|Charles G. D. Roberts
I should work much better if I had some proof-sheets coming in to assure me that my soul-stupefying labor is not in vain.George Eliot's Life, Vol. I (of 3)|George Eliot
He journeyed onward, not quickly or decisively, but in the slow walk of one who has been awakened from a stupefying sleep.Return of the Native|Thomas Hardy