transitive verbstuns, stunning, stunned[with object]
1Knock unconscious or into a dazed or semiconscious state.
daze, stupefy, knock senseless, knock unconscious, knock out, lay outView synonyms
- ‘the man was stunned by a blow to the head’
2Astonish or shock (someone) so that they are temporarily unable to react.
astound, amaze, astonish, startle, take someone's breath away, dumbfound, stupefy, overwhelm, stagger, shock, confound, take aback, shake upView synonyms
- ‘the community was stunned by the tragedy’
Middle English shortening of Old French estoner ‘astonish’.
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