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- adj. having slow or confused reactions, as if in a stupor; groggy
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by stupor; having stupor as a conspicuous symptom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
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A heavy drinker may have been rousable, but would have been "stuporous," unlikely to have the coordination necessary to carry out three murders involving multiple stabbings and bludgeonings.
It works only up to a point: The point at which the taskmasters reduce the work force to stuporous failure or rebellion.
Little, Big by John Crowley (the Methuen papepback edition had such a minuscule text size causing both splitting headache and stuporous sleep, so I had to get a standard pb copy)
From a cowed and stuporous people, what seems like Nothing, comes a spark -- and the world glows and grows with light.
One slow, observant walk through Wal-Mart is all we need to see that we have become a nation of fattened calves, stuporous, dependent, unable to see anything past the feedbag attached to our chins.
It was the beginning my third month of unemployment, and the phone call had startled me from some stuporous midmorning reverie, my shoulders jerking up and my bathrobe creaking.
With a name like Abygail, I really wanted you to be a stuporous jackaninny.
But when I look at the gray rock-heap houses, the withered gray vegetable-yards, and the stuporous gray lives that fill this village, I want to weep for the lost color of Baghdad.
Heroin, cocaine, pills, pot, glue … every few months too much of one or all of the above would send her to the ER, stuporous, her blood sugar dangerously low.
At least the herbs helped her, drift into stuporous sleep.
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