Definition of Dumfounded

1. Adjective. As if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise. "Was thunderstruck by the news of his promotion"




Definition of Dumfounded

1. Adjective. Shocked and speechless. ¹

2. Verb. (past of dumfound) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dumfounded

1. dumfound [v] - See also: dumfound

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dumfounded

dumbphones
dumbs
dumbs down
dumbshow
dumbsize
dumbstruck
dumbwaiter
dumbwaiters
dumdum
dumdum bullet
dumdums
dumetose
dumfound
dumfounded (current term)
dumfounder
dumfoundered
dumfoundering
dumfounders
dumfounding
dumfounds
dumka
dumky
dummerer
dummerers
dummied
dummied out
dummied up
dummier

Literary usage of Dumfounded

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1. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
""L'Esprit sur les Lois" would mean "The Scope upon Laws ;" in other words, it would be meaningless. jest of the Englishman who dumfounded his landlady by ..."

2. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... disconcerted 1. dumfounded), embarrass, make . . abashed, abash, discountenance, discomfit; take .. aback, strike .. all of a heap; ..."

3. Schools and Studies by Burke Aaron Hinsdale (1884)
"The dumfounded teacher was more dumfounded when the pupil, in vindication of his sentence, said, " A capillary is a small vessel. ..."

4. The Psychology of Nursing by Aileen Cleveland Higgins (1921)
"TYLTYL: (dumfounded.) Some of my other "Me's"? LIGHT: Yes, what I mean is that you are ... TYLTYL: (More and more dumfounded.) I am not alone inside myself? ..."

5. If I Were King by Justin Huntly McCarthy (1902)
"the astonished soldier bent the knee in homage. Villon, staring, dumfounded, caught the humour of / the situation and could not hold his tongue. ..."

6. Fair Play: A Clean Honest Statement of the Railroad and Transportation Situation by Frederick S Mordaunt, Toll Stern, Dorothy O'Reilly Aniol (1911)
"The mass of antiquated railway scandal will not be used here for the purpose of making people lay aside the magazine to say: 'Well, I'm dumfounded. ..."

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