stupefying :

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  • v  make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation
  • v  be a mystery or bewildering to
  • v  make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow
  • s  so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm
    the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying
  • s  making physically stupid or dull or insensible
    a stupefying blow to the head
    the stupefying effects of hemp
  • s  shocking with surprise and consternation
    the stupefying impact of the tragedy

  • And when they did, America discovered a terrifying mix of a libertine counter-culture and stupefying mind-control.
  • At the end of a presidency of stupefying ineptitude, he has become the lamest of all possible ducks.
  • This may in part because it was Michael Cunningham, author of the book The Hours, another stupefying exercise in unspoken angst, who was hired to punch up the script Susan Minot .

  • Ken Burns in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
    That to me was terrifying, just stupefying,said Burns, who will show the first two-hour installment of The War to Dartmouth College on Dec. 1.
  • Chris Hadfield in
    It is stupefying how beautiful our planet is and it fills your mind and Dave will have time today to really soak up that experience and really enrich himself with the rarity of what is happening to him,said Hadfield in a phone interview.
  • Linda McQuaig in Palestine Chronicle
    McQuaig calls the "arrogance of this notion stupefying" including Western indifference to the "collateral damage" of huge numbers of innocent lives lost.

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