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dumbfound

or dumbfounder

[duhm-found, duhm-found] /dʌmˈfaʊnd, ˈdʌmˌfaʊnd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to make speechless with amazement; astonish.
Origin of dumbfound
1645-1655
1645-55; dumb + (con)found
Related forms
dumbfounderment, noun
Synonyms
amaze, confound, astound, stagger.
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  • I was dumbfounded at this extraordinary command and felt that I was placed in an extremely awkward position.

    Born Again Alfred Lawson
  • Then the two withdrew, dumbfounded, to a corner of the room.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • He had drawn me upon his knee; I sat there silent, flushing and dumbfounded.

  • I was dumbfounded at this fresh and more intimate glimpse of her.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • Over their dumbfounded heads he heard young Ryder's mocking laugh.

    The Fortieth Door Mary Hastings Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for dumbfounded

dumbfound

/dʌmˈfaʊnd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to strike dumb with astonishment; amaze
Word Origin
C17: from dumb + (con)found
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Word Origin and History for dumbfounded
adj.

past participle adjective from dumbfound.

dumbfound

v.

1650s, from dumb (adj.) + ending from confound.

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