dumbfounded, dumfounded, flabbergasted, stupefied, thunderstruck, dumbstruck, dumbstricken

(adjective) as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise; “a circle of policemen stood dumbfounded by her denial of having seen the accident”; “the flabbergasted aldermen were speechless”; “was thunderstruck by the news of his promotion”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



thunderstruck (comparative more thunderstruck, superlative most thunderstruck)

Astonished, amazed or so suddenly surprised as to be unable to speak.


• (astonished): amazed, astonished, astounded, awed, overawed, overwhelmed, speechless, stupefied, surprised

Source: Wiktionary


Thun"der*strike`, v. t. [imp. Thunderstruck; p. p. Thunderstruck, - strucken (; p. pr. & vb. n. Thunderstriking.]

1. To strike, blast, or injure by, or as by, lightning. [R.] Sir P. Sidney.

2. To astonish, or strike dumb, as with something terrible; -- rarely used except in the past participle. drove before him, thunderstruck. Milton.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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