Thesaurus

dumbfounded

adjective
variants: also dumfounded

Synonyms & Antonyms of dumbfounded

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 affected with sudden and great wonder or surprise
  • dumbfounded by the realization that he had just won the grand prize in the multistate lottery

Synonyms for dumbfounded

Words Related to dumbfounded

Near Antonyms for dumbfounded

2 filled with amazement or wonder
  • dumbfounded visitors to the Grand Canyon

Synonyms for dumbfounded

Words Related to dumbfounded

Near Antonyms for dumbfounded

dumbfounded

verb
variants: also dumfounded
past tense of dumbfound

Synonyms of dumbfounded (Entry 2 of 2)

to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected
  • the surprise ending will dumbfound even the most seasoned mystery reader

Synonyms for dumbfounded

Words Related to dumbfounded

Phrases Synonymous with dumbfounded

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dumbfounded

Cite this Entry

“Dumbfounded.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dumbfounded. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on dumbfounded

Nglish: Translation of dumbfounded for Spanish Speakers

Comments on dumbfounded

What made you want to look up dumbfounded? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!