dumbfounded dumbfounded  /ˈdəm faʊn dɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise

Usage(s):

  1. Crouching to table-level, he peers over his paddle and executes a hand dance before launching the ball at his opponent, who is probably too dumbfounded to respond.
  2. O'Neill was too dumbfounded to respond.
  3. The grandmother of three, recovering from a heart condition, stared back dumbfounded.

News

  1. 97-year-old World War II veteran receives high school diploma

    A high school graduation held off for nearly eight decades took place Monday in the living room of a 97-year-old World War II veteran and Watertown native. “I’m amazed ... I never in God’s world expected to be getting this,” said Frederick L. Gray. “I’m just dumbfounded by the thoughtfulness.”
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

  2. Unreasonable speed limit will push cyclists to dangerous streets

    Re "Pedal slower or risk ticket" (Page A1, June 7): I was dumbfounded to read the headline
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee

  3. Riff Raff Takes A Fully Clothed Shower In MTV2's 'Ain't That America' Studio Parking Lot [Video]

    Lil Duval appears dumbfounded by Riff Raff. Lil Duval's new series, "Ain't That America," will poke fun at our country's unique traditions, so who better to provide guest commentary than a loose cannon that doesn't confine to society's norms? Look out y'all, it's Riff Raff! And he's let out his cornrows.... "Ain't That America" is [...]
    on June 8, 2013     Source: MTV

Quotes

  1. "Twenty years ago he called me," Shaham said. "I'm just dumbfounded."
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Gil Shaham Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I don't think it's a terrible transgression as far as being an operation of the White House (but) I would never do it," Ford said. "It surprises me they worry that they think they have to do it. I was dumbfounded when I heard they were. I...
    on Oct 29, 2007 By: Gerald Ford Source: Forbes

  3. "I'm sure he's dumbfounded by what he's doing himself," Backe said. "It seems like everything is falling right now. We need to ride that train as long as possible."
    on May 18, 2008 By: Brandon Backe Source: USA Today

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