Definition of stupefaction in US English:



  • The state of being stupefied.

    ‘salesmen stood in bored stupefaction’
    • ‘Numerous art historians responded to Hockney's proposal with suspicious stupefaction, as if this avant-garde upstart were accusing the old masters of painting by numbers.’
    • ‘His days became days of stupefaction, drifting away from the world in his drug-induced state.’
    • ‘His look of pure stupefaction confirms her suspicions.’
    • ‘Through the scene's plasticity and its magnificent editing mismatches, we clearly see that the event focuses all of Nick's anguish and suffering, giving a reality to his stupefaction.’
    • ‘In any case, I wound up spending two weeks in a psychiatric clinic, drugged into oblivious stupefaction, until I checked myself out.’
    oblivion, obliviousness, unconsciousness, insensibility, senselessness, numbness, lack of feeling, lack of sensation, blankness
    bewilderment, confusion, perplexity, bafflement, wonder, wonderment, amazement, astonishment
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