Definition of dumbstruck in English:



  • So shocked or surprised as to be unable to speak.

    ‘he was dumbstruck with terror’
    • ‘I'm no engineer but even I could appreciate with dumbstruck awe just how much work has gone into the redevelopment.’
    • ‘When I read about London and Britain's transport system of 80 to 100 years ago I'm dumbstruck.’
    • ‘While the woman tied up the rowboat with an expertly woven hemp rope, the man could only stare ahead, dumbstruck.’
    • ‘I'm still dumbstruck by how people think celebrities have anything important to say about anything except the pressures of being famous.’
    • ‘Then she left and fifteen dumbstruck three and four year-olds won't ever be the same again.’
    • ‘It has left me dumbstruck to the criticism this film has received.’
    • ‘The door opened and he watched dumbstruck as the girl got in with a smile on her face.’
    • ‘For instance, even a passing train would leave the audience dumbstruck.’
    • ‘I was dumbstruck and made my informant go over it twice more, both to make sure that I had got it right and to detect any special meanings hidden in any of the terms in question.’
    • ‘He had the same dumbstruck look on his face for most of the movie, occasionally substituting the look of awe for a goofy grin.’
    • ‘She was not sure what to think, and I was so dumbstruck my mouth opened and closed for a while beside the phone without a sound.’
    • ‘The fencer sat on the floor, dumbstruck, and now twirling with all kinds of emotions.’
    • ‘Trent faced the girl who'd spoken to him and was completely dumbstruck.’
    • ‘Even Michael just watched, dumbstruck, until she reached the floor.’
    • ‘I immediately caught it with both hands and just stared at him, too dumbstruck to speak.’
    • ‘By all accounts he took charge when the towers fell, and he displayed leadership when others were dumbstruck.’
    • ‘The head of the creature was over two feet taller than Maria, but still it seemed that this beast was dumbstruck with terror.’
    • ‘I sat there, dumbstruck, wondering who could laugh at this, let alone applaud.’
    • ‘I was totally dumbstruck at what they were asking us in the exam.’
    • ‘He looked dumbstruck, his bottom jaw practically on the floor, his eyes huge in his head.’
    amazed, filled with astonishment, filled with amazement, astounded, staggered, surprised, startled, stunned, thunderstruck, aghast, taken aback, confounded, dumbfounded, stupefied, dazed, nonplussed, dumbstruck, open-mouthed, agape, lost for words, wide-eyed, awed, filled with awe, filled with wonder, awestruck, wonderstruck
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