Definition of Stupefying

1. Adjective. So surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm. "The figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying"

Exact synonyms: Astonishing, Astounding, Staggering
Similar to: Impressive



2. Adjective. Making physically stupid or dull or insensible. "The stupefying effects of hemp"
Similar to: Disorienting

3. Adjective. Shocking with surprise and consternation. "The stupefying impact of the tragedy"
Similar to: Alarming

Definition of Stupefying

1. Verb. (present participle of stupefy) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stupefying

1. stupefy [v] - See also: stupefy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stupefying

stupa
stupalike
stupas
stupe
stuped
stupefacient
stupefacients
stupefaction
stupefactions
stupefied
stupefiedness
stupefier
stupefiers
stupefies
stupefy
stupefying (current term)
stupefyingly
stupend
stupendious
stupendous
stupendously
stupendousness
stupent
stupeous
stupes
stupid
stupid(p)
stupid-head

Literary usage of Stupefying

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1. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art. by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1866)
"He also believes that animal charcoal neutralizes the stupefying action of the vegetable alkaloids ..."

2. The Temperance Movement: Or, The Conflict Between Man and Alcohol by Henry William Blair (1888)
"... Intoxication"—The use of Poisons for Medical Purposes—The use of Beer—Its stupefying Effects on its Devotees—The Cruel Results which have followed the ..."

3. Sociology Based Upon Ethnography by Charles Jean Marie Letourneau, Henry Merivale Trollope (1893)
"CHAPTER V. stupefying OR EXCITING SUBSTANCES. So addicted as nearly every human race appears to be drunkenness ..."

4. The Penal Code of the State of California by California, Creed Haymond, John Chilton Burch (1874)
"... or by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by both. tering another any chloroform, ether, laudanum, or other nar- stupefying 222. ..."

5. Homœopathic Therapeutics by Samuel Lilienthal (1890)
"Burning pains in supraorbital region, < right side; occipital neuralgia of a stupefying, rending character, with more or less cutaneous sensibility, ..."

6. Annotations on the Gospel According to St. Matthew by Charles Frederick Schaeffer (1895)
"... willing to be bereft of consciousness and the sense of pain in His last moments by the stupefying mixture; He afterwards received the unmixed wine (ver. ..."

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