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.
- stu·por·ous, adjective
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How to use stupor in a sentence
On Tuesday, Blake and I downed $2 Miller High Life pints from happy hour to midnight before he came back to my place to watch Rihanna music videos until we passed out in a glorious, boyish stupor.
It is a bit like parachuting into the tumor trenches where the armies of cellular soldiers engage in military actions, sometimes deceiving each other, sometimes waking each other up from their molecular stupor.Triggering the Body’s Defenses to Fight Cancer - Issue 108: Change | Lina Zeldovich | November 3, 2021 | Nautilus
Even after shaking off its hibernation stupor and focusing its gaze on Pieciul, the animal proceeded slowly, plodding toward him on broad paws that flattened the snow and claws that clung easily to the crust layer below.
The first time I read the Bennett and Eklund papers, I sat in a chilled stupor.
When he emerged from his drunken stupor, his relationship with Methot was kaput.
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 | Lonely Planet | December 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Zachary Karabell | November 10, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Regions with intellectual vigor are more likely to bounce back; those without risk a stupor.
Even in his alcoholic stupor, he instantly knew what it was.
De Castellor was now in his seat; and when Castanos came off; the Duke was stunned into stupor, overcome by the illimitable ruin.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Tom sat for a long time before the open window in a state of half stupor, staring at the pictures his mind offered automatically.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
The smoke is inhaled into the lungs, producing a momentary stupor and the operation is over.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
The kind honest sympathy of this true friend roused Dorothy from her stupor of grief.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
Hans Nilsen got up again, moving about as if he were in a stupor, and at last stood opposite her, as if he were about to speak.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
British Dictionary definitions for stupor
a state of unconsciousness
mental dullness; torpor
- stuporous, adjective
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