Stunned

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Definition

stunned: shocked, astonished, surprised, amazed
adjective
Bruno is stunned that the intern asked him for a raise: he has only worked at Delavigne for a week, and has called in sick 3 of those days!

to stun (someone): to surprise, to astonish, to shock (someone)
verb

Examples

  • "Shoshana was captured and caged minutes after the attack, when stunned zoo personnel discovered the tiger standing over Timothy and kissing him affectionately."
  • "After studying 150 households in all 50 states, scientists were stunned to find that people are actually getting fatter by the second."
  • "The announcement came as a major shock to EU Commission officials, who were stunned by this unexpected development."

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