dumbfounding dumbfounding  /ˈdəm faʊn dɪŋ/


  • (adj) bewildering or striking dumb with wonder



  1. We're a species that is capable of almost dumbfounding kindness.
  2. For those reared on Windows, the absence of a right-click option and an inability to roll pages up and down are probably just as dumbfounding.
  3. In theory, though, it could have occurred in most states, a dumbfounding example of how a needed legal reform can be pushed to the edge of irrationality.


  1. Santa Monica hotel to have ocean views after proposed makeover

    Owners plan to raze the former Holiday Inn and build a 3-tiered showplace that embraces the Pacific with outdoor terraces, a rooftop restaurant and sea vistas. With ocean views selling at a pricey premium throughout Southern California, it can be dumbfounding to encounter a prominent downtown Santa Monica hotel that deliberately averts its gaze from the water.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Nuggets' Josh Kroenke makes a reasonable case for self-destruction

    A strange thing happened on Friday. Josh Kroenke, the young owner of the Denver Nuggets , addressed the media on the topics of Executive of the Year Masai Ujiri's departure to the Toronto Raptors and Coach of the Year George Karl's dismissal. Despite decisions that seem dumbfounding after the Nuggets' best regular season ever, Kroenke actually made sense. The Ujiri thing happened because Kroenke ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: SB Nation


  1. "Many sex offenders who have a predilection of preying on children live within a stone's throw of neighborhood schoolyards," Weiner said. "It's simply dumbfounding."
    on Jan 28, 2007 By: Anthony Weiner Source: Newsday

  2. "Our local, county and state law enforcement agencies are stretched to the limits," said Albano. "The failure of federal officials to combat or contain illegal immigration is dumbfounding. It is, however, completely mortifying to see the...
    on Aug 22, 2007 By: Nelson Albano Source: Campaigns & Elections (press release)

  3. "Congress passed an unconstitutional and unconscionable law in 2001, and then, failing to recognize its mistake, re-authorized the law last year," Kucinich said. "What makes this situation even more dumbfounding is that five Democrats who...
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Dennis Kucinich Source: Earthtimes.org

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