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- adj. Shocked and speechless.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of dumfound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. same as dumbfounded.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise
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Holt was astonished -- "dumfounded" is the word that he used in telling it -- yet seems to have retained a certain intelligent curiosity.
"We were kind of dumfounded by what happened," Christian Delisio, the suspect's second cousin, said of the judge's decision yesterday.
They are going to be just as dumfounded and confused and I am after hearing her babble on and on sounding as dumb as ever.
This issues is about a HUGE EGO dumfounded that the whole world doesn't know who he is and expected special treatment ....... it's not about race.
“Certainly,” said Wenz, swallowing a mouthful of Cucumbertini, taking a step away from the dumfounded conversation circle.
Another example: I am dumfounded by this "new" discovery of the low status of teaching and how it could help sustain a more respectable profession.
A stream of short stories flowed from his pen, and he branched out into the easier forms of verse - the kind he saw printed in the magazines - though he lost his head and wasted two weeks on a tragedy in blank verse, the swift rejection of which, by half a dozen magazines, dumfounded him.
The car dashed on, leaving the flurry of combat far behind, and its dumfounded passengers never dreamed that the quiet young man and the pretty working-girl sitting in the corner on the outside seat had been the cause of the row.
Later, he was dumfounded to learn from various little happenings not only that Olney did not care for
France wept and wailed, wrung her impotent hands and appealed to the dumfounded nations.