[ UK /stjˈuːpɪfˌa‍ɪɪŋ/ ]
  1. shocking with surprise and consternation
    the stupefying impact of the tragedy
  2. so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm
    suffered a staggering defeat
    an astounding achievement
    the amount of money required was staggering
    such an enormous response was astonishing
    the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying
  3. making physically stupid or dull or insensible
    a stupefying blow to the head
    the stupefying effects of hemp
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How To Use stupefying In A Sentence

  • The sound, particularly in the battle scenes, is awesome in its stupefying thunderousness.
  • These are best described as a stupefying roar of bombast occasionally interrupted by a few words of real sublimity. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI
  • a stupefying blow to the head
  • You know the kind of stupefying sesquipedalian obfuscation where the scribe appears to be in cahoots to get a commission every time you have to stop and look up a word. Is Godot your middle name, Bill O��Reilly?
  • Listed below are links to weblogs that reference NYT: Tapestry in the Baroque is "stupefying" and "awesome": NYT: Tapestry in the Baroque is "stupefying" and "awesome"
  • Here is this woman retracing the reigning concepts of her life - what a mother is, what a child, a home, a husband are, what happiness is - and yet this man stupefyingly asks her whether she will be happy.
  • Sitting in a cubicle is "stupefying" and isolating, only intensifying a social need. Another Meeting?
  • When we consider just how disgusting and deplorable a crime like rape is on a person, I do not see that there is much difference between drugging people, stupefying them, or holding a knife to their throat.
  • It is a testament to the quality of the actors that they were able to wring rudimentary sympathy out of this stupefying script.
  • The film unfolds in this stupefying, glossy fashion until it gradually finds a pulse.
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