Simple Definition of stun
: to surprise or upset (someone) very much
: to cause (someone) to suddenly become very confused, very dizzy, or unconscious
Full Definition of stun
1 : to make senseless, groggy, or dizzy by or as if by a blow : daze
2 : to shock with noise
3 : to overcome especially with paralyzing astonishment or disbelief
Examples of stun in a sentence
The angry criticism stunned them.
His old friends were stunned at his success.
She sat in stunned disbelief.
There was a stunned expression on her face.
weapons that can stun people temporarily
Origin and Etymology of stun
Middle English stonen, stunen, from Anglo-French estoner — more at astonish
First Known Use: 14th century
First Known Use of stun
Rhymes with stun
bun, done, dun, fen, fun, gun, hon, Hun, jun, maun, none, nun, one, pun, run, shun, son, sun, sunn, ton, tonne, tun, won
STUN Defined for Kids
Definition of stun for Students
1 : to make dizzy or senseless by or as if by a blow <The bird laid stunned after crashing into the window.>
2 : to affect with shock or confusion : fill with disbelief <He was stunned by the news.>
Medical Definition of stun
: to make senseless, groggy, or dizzy by or as if by a blow
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