Word of the Day: Dumbfound

dumbfound also dumfound

dumb-found / dŭm-found


1. to perplex with amazement; to confound; to shock and leave speechless

It's not easy to dumbfound a New Yorker.

Taehee Kim, “Just Another Day on the Sidewalks of New York”, ‘Smithsonian Magazine’, May 1997



dumb-found-ed / dŭm-found-ĕd


1. astonished; surprised; amazed

I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe.

Leo Rosten, 1908 – 1997


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