AskDefine | Define dumbfound

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dumbfound v : be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me" [syn: perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze]

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  1. To confuse and bewilder.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

amaze, astonish, astound, awe, awestrike, bedaze, bedazzle, bewilder, boggle, bowl down, bowl over, choke, choke off, confound, confuse, daze, dazzle, dumbfounder, flabbergast, floor, gag, hush, hush-hush, muffle, muzzle, nonplus, overwhelm, paralyze, perplex, petrify, put to silence, quiet, quieten, shock, shush, shut down on, silence, soft-pedal, squash, squelch, stagger, startle, stifle, still, strike dead, strike dumb, strike with wonder, stun, stupefy, surprise, throttle
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