Definition of Stupor

1. Noun. The feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally. "He was numb with shock"

Exact synonyms: Daze, Shock
Generic synonyms: Stupefaction
Derivative terms: Daze, Shock, Shock, Shock



2. Noun. Marginal consciousness. "Someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor"
Exact synonyms: Grogginess, Semiconsciousness, Stupefaction
Generic synonyms: Unconsciousness
Derivative terms: Semiconscious, Stuporous

Definition of Stupor

1. n. Great diminution or suspension of sensibility; suppression of sense or feeling; lethargy.

Definition of Stupor

1. Noun. A state of reduced consciousness or sensibility. ¹

2. Noun. A state in which one has difficulty in thinking or using one’s senses. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stupor

1. a state of reduced sensibility [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stupor

stupidities
stupidity
stupidité
stupidly
stupidness
stupidnesses
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stupidy
stupified
stupifies
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stupifying
stuping
stupor (current term)
stuporlike
stuporous
stuporously
stuporousness
stupors
stupose
stupour
stuprate
stuprated
stuprates
stupration
stuprations
stuprous
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Literary usage of Stupor

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1. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"It is to this condition to which the terms acute dementia, anergic, and apathetic stupor are attached Such are two very different mental states, ..."

2. Clinical lectures on mental diseases by Thomas Smith Clouston, Charles Follen Folsom (1884)
"You will not find stupor put among the ordinary Symptomatologie«l varieties of mental diseases, along with mania, melancholia, etc. ..."

3. A History of Dreams, Visions, Apparitions, Ecstasy, Magnetism, and Somnabulism (1855)
"ON HALLUCINATIONS IN stupor. The greater number of persons affected with stupor ... Georget has given the name of stupor to this particular kind of madness, ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"0 (d) stupor In severe depressive states (manic-depressive insanity, some catatonic states, etc.), the patients may lie in a condition of stupor, making no ..."

5. Clinical Psychiatry; a Text-book for Students and Physicians by Emil Kraepelin, Allen Ross Diefendorf (1907)
"(4) Manic stupor is the depressive state in which emotional elation takes the ... In the midst of this stupor the patients suddenly develop great activity, ..."

6. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science by Robley Dunglison (1856)
"Relating to stupor or cam« — as a carotin »tate,—or to the carotids. ... Carotide»; from «copos, 'stupor.' The great arteries of the neck, which carry blood ..."

7. Insanity and Its Treatment: Lectures on the Treatment, Medical and Legal, of by George Fielding Blandford, Allan McLane Hamilton (1886)
"The two Extremes of Insanity—Acute Delirium and stupor—Early Symptoms of Derangement—Insanity with Depression—Treatment, Medical and Moral— Prognosis—Acute ..."

8. Medical diagnosis: With Special Reference to Practical Medicine. A Guide to by Jacob Mendes Da Costa (1895)
"stupor.—A blunted state of mind, a partial, drowsy unconsciousness, ... stupor is met with in several cerebral affections, and seems to be chiefly owing to ..."

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