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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Stun \Stun\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stunned; p. pr. & vb. n.
Stunning.] [OE. stonien, stownien; either fr. AS. stunian
to resound (cf. D. stenen to groan, G. st["o]hnen, Icel.
stynja, Gr. ?, Skr. stan to thunder, and E. thunder), or from
the same source as E. astonish. [root]168.]
1. To make senseless or dizzy by violence; to render
senseless by a blow, as on the head.
One hung a poleax at his saddlebow,
And one a heavy mace to stun the foe. --Dryden.
2. To dull or deaden the sensibility of; to overcome;
especially, to overpower one's sense of hearing.
And stunned him with the music of the spheres.
3. To astonish; to overpower; to bewilder.
William was quite stunned at my discourse. --De Foe.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise
or shock; "an amazed audience gave the magician a
standing ovation"; "I stood enthralled, astonished by the
vastness and majesty of the cathedral"; "astounded
viewers wept at the pictures from the Oklahoma City
bombing"; "stood in stunned silence"; "stunned scientists
found not one but at least three viruses" [syn: amazed,
astonied, astonished, astounded, stunned]
2: knocked unconscious by a heavy blow [syn: knocked out(p),
kayoed, KO'd, out(p), stunned]
3: in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from
shock; "he had a dazed expression on his face"; "lay
semiconscious, stunned (or stupefied) by the blow"; "was
stupid from fatigue" [syn: dazed, stunned, stupefied,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
50 Moby Thesaurus words for "stunned":
aghast, appalled, ashen, astounded, awed, awestricken, awestruck,
blanched, cowed, dazed, deadly pale, deaf, deaf and dumb,
deaf-eared, deaf-mute, deafened, dull-eared, earless, frozen,
gray with fear, hard of hearing, horrified, horror-struck,
intimidated, pale as death, pallid, paralyzed, petrified,
scared stiff, scared to death, stone-deaf, stupefied, surd,
terrified, terror-crazed, terror-haunted, terror-ridden,
terror-riven, terror-shaken, terror-smitten, terror-struck,
terror-troubled, thick of hearing, tone-deaf, undone, unhearing,
unmanned, unnerved, unstrung, word-deaf
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