adjective Date: 1765 made silent by astonishment

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  • dumbstruck — 1823, from DUMB (Cf. dumb) + pp. of STRIKE (Cf. strike) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dumbstruck — [adj] shocked amazed, astonished, astounded, blown away, dumbfounded, flabbergasted, jolted, rendered speechless, startled, stunned, stupefied; concept 42 …   New thesaurus

  • dumbstruck — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ so shocked or surprised as to be unable to speak …   English terms dictionary

  • dumbstruck — [dum′strik΄əndum′struk΄] adj. so shocked as to be speechless: also dumbstricken [dum′strik΄ən] …   English World dictionary

  • dumbstruck — [[t]dʌ̱mstrʌk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ (emphasis) If you are dumbstruck, you are so shocked or surprised that you cannot speak. We were dumbstruck. We just couldn t believe our eyes when she appeared. Syn: speechless …   English dictionary

  • dumbstruck — /dum struk /, adj. temporarily deprived of the power of speech, as by surprise or confusion; dumbfounded. Also, dumbstricken /dum strik euhn/. [1885 90; DUMB + STRUCK] * * * …   Universalium

  • dumbstruck — adjective so shocked as to be unable to speak …   Wiktionary

  • dumbstruck — Synonyms and related words: agape, aghast, agog, all agog, amazed, anaudic, aphasic, aphonic, astonished, astounded, at gaze, awed, awestruck, beguiled, bewildered, bewitched, breathless, captivated, confounded, dumb, dumbfounded, dumbstricken,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dumbstruck — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. shocked, stunned, nonplused, flabbergasted, astonished, astounded, rendered speechless, *blown away. ANT.: taking it in stride …   English dictionary for students

  • dumbstruck — dumb|struck [ˈdʌmstrʌk] adj so shocked or surprised that you cannot speak …   Dictionary of contemporary English