dumfounded dumfounded

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. And when he describes his young life, he declares himself dumfounded at the spectacle.
  2. The question of postal rates has dumfounded the Post Office Department.
  3. Informed that his car had been seen in front of Luchese's home four times after he last admitted to having seen his three-fingered friend, Chankalian was dumfounded.

News

  • Investors Cheer The Government Shutdown And Why Not

    As I peered at CNBC at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning sipping my espresso, I was dumfounded that all the pre-market numbers suggested across the board up markets. Simpleton that I am, by Monday’s negative price action, I incorrectly assumed investors were spooked by the contemplation that our indispensable government may have to cease portions of their indispensable functions……when actually the concern ...
    on October 2, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. Meanwhile, Matt Blank from the Michael Jackson World Network fanclub told BBC News 24 he was "a bit dumfounded and a bit shellshocked by it all".
    on Jun 25, 2009 By: Michael Jackson Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Most Americans out there aren't celebrating today. They're dumfounded by the fact that Congress just passed this 2,685-page monstrosity against their wishes, on the backs of their children and grandchildren, who they know will have to pick up the...
    on Mar 23, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Lifesite

  3. "Watching that putt (of Webb's) was agonizing," Kim said. "It seemed to roll so slowly. I thought it was in, then it sped up and went past the hole. I stood dumfounded. It was the longest two-footer (for the win) I ever had to make."
    on Sep 28, 2004 By: Christina Kim Source: USA Today

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