1. [syn: astonishing, astounding, staggering, stupefying]
2. making physically stupid or dull or insensible;
- Example: "a stupefying blow to the head"
- Example: "the stupefying effects of hemp"
3. shocking with surprise and consternation;
- Example: "the stupefying impact of the tragedy"
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3 definitions retrieved:
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stupefy \Stu"pe*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stupefied; p. pr. &
vb. n. Stupefying.] [F. stup['e]fier, fr. L. stupere to be
stupefied + ficare (in comp.) to make, akin to facere. See
Stupid, Fact, and cf. Stupefacient.] [Written also
stupify, especially in England.]
1. To make stupid; to make dull; to blunt the faculty of
perception or understanding in; to deprive of sensibility;
to make torpid.
The fumes of drink discompose and stupefy the brain.
2. To deprive of material mobility. [Obs.]
It is not malleable; but yet is not fluent, but
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm; "such
an enormous response was astonishing"; "an astounding
achievement"; "the amount of money required was
staggering"; "suffered a staggering defeat"; "the figure
inside the boucle dress was stupefying" [syn:
astonishing, astounding, staggering, stupefying]
2: making physically stupid or dull or insensible; "a stupefying
blow to the head"; "the stupefying effects of hemp"
3: shocking with surprise and consternation; "the stupefying
impact of the tragedy"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
42 Moby Thesaurus words for "stupefying":
analgesic, anesthetic, bloodcurdling, deadening, dulling,
exceptional, extraordinary, fabulous, hair-raising, indescribable,
ineffable, legendary, marvelous, mythical, narcotic, noteworthy,
numbing, paralyzing, petrifying, phenomenal, portentous,
prodigious, remarkable, stunning, stupendous, terrifying, terror,
terror-bearing, terror-breathing, terror-breeding, terror-bringing,
terror-fraught, terror-giving, terror-inspiring, terror-striking,
terrorful, terroristic, unexampled, unparalleled, unprecedented,