Dumfound Dum"found`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dumfounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dumfounding}.] To strike dumb; to confuse with astonishment. [Written also {dumbfound}.] --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

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  • dumfound — transitive verb see dumbfound * * * dumfound, er see dumbfound, er …   Useful english dictionary

  • dumfound — transitive verb see dumbfound …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dumfound — dumfounderment, n. /dum fownd , dum fownd /, v.t. to dumbfound. Also, dumfounder. * * * …   Universalium

  • dumfound — verb To confuse and bewilder …   Wiktionary

  • dumfound — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb See dumbfound …   English dictionary for students

  • dumfound —  (pref.), dumbfound (alt.) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • dumfound — v. astonish, astound, amaze, stun …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dumfound — verb variant spelling of dumbfound …   English new terms dictionary

  • dumfound — v. a.; (also dumfounder) (Colloq.) Confuse, confound, pose, nonplus, strike dumb, astound, amaze …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dumfound — v astound, astonish, amaze, Inf. flabbergast, strike dumb, render speechless, dumfounder; stun, stagger, take aback, floor, shock, jar, jolt, Inf. bowl over, Inf. give [s.o.] a turn, Inf. catch [s.o.] up short; stupefy, petrify, paralyze, benumb …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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