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
STUN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stun for English Language Learners
: to surprise or upset (someone) very much
: to cause (someone) to suddenly become very confused, very dizzy, or unconscious
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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