- 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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Related Words for stuporousapathetic, boring, callous, inactive, indifferent, inert, insensible, jejune, languid, listless, lumpy, monotonous, numb, passionless, placid, prosaic, routine, sluggish, spiritless, stagnant
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Historical Examples of stuporous
Meta S. (Case 15) claimed that while stuporous her tongue would not move.
The stuporous face is empty, that of the other lined with melancholy.
August, 1907:—Has been again in a stuporous state for four days.Studies in Forensic Psychiatry
The next stage is reached where the stuporous case can be stood upon his feet but cannot be induced to walk.
In 24 hours she woke up, began to sing "Rest for the Weary," prayed, then was stuporous again for six hours.
- a state of unconsciousness
- mental dullness; torpor
Word Origin 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.