from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective same as astounded.
  • adjective astonished and confounded.

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  • adjective shocked and speechless.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of dumbfound.

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  • adjective as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise


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  • Why is that one can be dumbfounded, dumbstruck or thunderstruck, but not thunderfounded?

    February 15, 2009

  • My life is falling down I am surrounded

    My life is falling down I am confounded

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    I lay back silent as a cat and let you work your mysteries of healing.

    (Stop, look and listen, by Belle and Sebastian)

    November 10, 2010