Definition of Dumbstruck

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




Definition of Dumbstruck

1. Adjective. so shocked as to be unable to speak ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dumbstruck

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dumbstruck

dumbly
dumbness
dumbnesses
dumbnut
dumbnuts
dumbo
dumbos
dumbphone
dumbphones
dumbs
dumbs down
dumbshow
dumbsize
dumbstruck (current term)
dumbwaiter
dumbwaiters
dumdum
dumdum bullet
dumdums
dumetose
dumfound
dumfounded
dumfounder
dumfoundered
dumfoundering
dumfounders
dumfounding
dumfounds

Literary usage of Dumbstruck

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1. The Medical Times and Gazette (1867)
"... dumbstruck by the vine. The vine is not like barley, that grows on fat arable land ; you may see vineyards surrounded by what in England we call ..."

2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1883)
"THE PAINTER'S STUDIO, AND dumbstruck AT THE BIGHT OF тик LAY FIGURE ! " PAINTER AGAIN. ..."

3. Goldoni and the Venice of His Time by Joseph Spencer Kennard (1920)
"She is dumbstruck with surprise when, once, her husband tries to assert, even for a short moment, his authority; she scolds her cavalier servente, ..."

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