Definition of Stunt

1. Noun. A difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention.

Generic synonyms: Effort, Exploit, Feat
Specialized synonyms: Russian Roulette, Acrobatic Feat, Acrobatic Stunt



2. Verb. Check the growth or development of. "You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles"
Generic synonyms: Hinder, Impede
Specialized synonyms: Dwarf

3. Noun. A creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth.
Generic synonyms: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna

4. Verb. Perform a stunt or stunts.
Category relationships: Performing Arts
Generic synonyms: Do, Execute, Perform
Derivative terms: Stunting

Definition of Stunt

1. v. t. To hinder from growing to the natural size; to prevent the growth of; to stint, to dwarf; as, to stunt a child; to stunt a plant.

2. n. A check in growth; also, that which has been checked in growth; a stunted animal or thing.

3. n. A feat hard to perform; an act which is striking for the skill, strength, or the like, required to do it; a feat.

Definition of Stunt

1. Noun. A daring or dangerous feat, often involving the display of gymnastic skills. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) skill ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To check or hinder the growth or development of. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) (slang hip-hop) To show off; to posture. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stunt

1. to hinder the normal growth of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stunt

stunna
stunnas
stunned
stunner
stunners
stunng
stunning
stunningly
stunningness
stunnings
stunod
stunods
stuns
stunsail
stunsails
stunt (current term)
stunt cocks
stunt double
stunt doubles
stunt flier
stunt flying
stunt kite
stunt man
stunt pilot
stunt woman
stunted
stuntedly
stuntedness
stuntednesses

Literary usage of Stunt

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1. Illustrated Guide to Integrated Pest Management in Rice in Tropical Asia by W. H. Reissig, International Rice Research Institute (1985)
"Hosts of the virus Disease cycle * The development of grassy stunt virus ... RICE RAGGED stunt Ragged stunt is a recently discovered virus disease that may ..."

2. Health by Stunts by Norton H. Pearl, H. E. Brown (1919)
"She then goes ahead five yards and does the Chair Creeper stunt. She replaces the pencil, sees that the Points cf chair is on the mark, and runs to the next ..."

3. Health by Stunts by Norton H. Pearl, H. E. Brown (1919)
"She then goes ahead five yards and does the Chair Creeper stunt. ... If in doing any stunt a mistake is made when the stunt is partially completed, ..."

4. Memories of a Musical Career by Clara Kathleen Rogers (1919)
"... GIRL" — ON TOUR — SANTLEY AND ADELAIDE PHILIPS JOIN US — WASHINGTON — "LA DAME BLANCHE"—A stunt OF MEMORY — GRATITUDE EAGER as I was to go to America, ..."

5. An Explorer in the Air Service by Hiram Bingham (1920)
"The Taylor stunt or right-about-face necessitated prearranged signals. The leader did a renversement or half roll- while the other members of the formation ..."

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