dumbfound


dumb·found

verb \ˌdəm-ˈfand, ˈdəm-ˌ\

Definition of DUMBFOUND

transitive verb
:  to confound briefly and usually with astonishment
dumb·found·ing·ly \ˌdəm-ˈfan-diŋ-lē, ˈdəm-ˌfan-\ adverb

Variants of DUMBFOUND

dumb·found also dum·found \ˌdəm-ˈfand, ˈdəm-ˌ\

Examples of DUMBFOUND

  1. <the surprise ending will dumbfound even the most seasoned mystery reader>

Origin of DUMBFOUND

dumb + -found (as in confound)
First Known Use: 1653

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