- suspension or great diminution of sensibility, as in disease or as caused by narcotics, intoxicants, etc.: He lay there in a drunken stupor.
- mental torpor; apathy; stupefaction.
Origin of stupor
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Examples from the Web for stupor
Even their drinking fountain is famous: a urinal Papa lugged home in a stupor from his favorite bar.The Cat's Meow: Top 10 Destinations for Feline Fanatics
December 20, 2013
The good news is that the departure of Berlusconi could be a tonic that awakens Italy from a stupor of lassitude and indifference.Italy's Troubles Are Not the Tipping Point for Global Economic Collapse
November 10, 2011
Regions with intellectual vigor are more likely to bounce back; those without risk a stupor.America's Smartest (and Dumbest) Cities
The Daily Beast
October 24, 2010
Russia continues to drink itself into a stupor, but still the scares the bejesus out of everyone.Who Stole the Thriller?
March 22, 2010
"The last time he spoke to her, he was in a stupor," Blake said.Rachel Uchitel: Mob Princess?
January 18, 2010
The boy, rousing for an instant, would lapse again into stupor.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Lucie had, by that time, fallen into a stupor on the floor at his feet, clinging to his hand.A Tale of Two Cities
She, motionless in the stupor of her anxiety, had not taken her eyes from his face.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Once invaded by a question, Charley must answer it, or fail and fall into a stupor.Wilfrid Cumbermede
He bent over her with stupor rather than grief stamped on his features.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
- a state of unconsciousness
- mental dullness; torpor
Word Origin and History for stupor
late 14c., from Latin stupor "insensibility, numbness, dullness," from stupere "be stunned" (see stupid).
- A state of impaired consciousness characterized by a marked diminution in the capacity to react to environmental stimuli.