Thesaurus

stun

verb

Synonyms of stun

1 to make senseless or dizzy by a blow
  • a powerful uppercut to the jaw stunned the boxer and sent him crashing to the canvas

Synonyms for stun

Words Related to stun

Phrases Synonymous with stun

2 to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected
  • the news of their boss's termination stunned the staff

Synonyms for stun

Words Related to stun

Phrases Synonymous with stun

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About stun

Time Traveler for stun

Time Traveler

The first known use of stun was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Stun.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stun. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on stun

Dictionary: Definition of stun

Medical Dictionary: Definition of stun

Nglish: Translation of stun for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of stun for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

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!