Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: dumbfounded
IPA transcription: [d'ʌmfaʊndɪd]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: dumbfounded, dumfounded, flabbergasted, stupefied, thunderstruck, dumbstruck, dumbstricken
    Meaning: as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise; "a circle of policement stood dumbfounded by her denial of having seen the accident"; "the flabbergasted aldermen were speechless"; "was thunderstruck by the news of his promotion"
Usage examples
  • John read the note over and over in a dumbfounded way.
  • Then the headman was dumbfounded and reluctantly brought out five gold pieces and gave them to the woman.
  • If he was dumbfounded, the merchant, who was ushered into his presence soon after sunrise, was much more so.