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Synonyms for stupefaction
ˌstu pəˈfæk ʃən, ˌstyu-stu·pe·fac·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stupefaction

    Stupidity is sometimes loosely used for temporary dulness or partial stupor, but chiefly for innate and chronic dulness and sluggishness of mental action, obtuseness of apprehension, etc. Apathy may be temporary, and be dispelled by appeal to the feelings or by the presentation of an adequate motive, but stupidity is inveterate and commonly incurable. Compare APATHY; IDIOCY; STUPOR.

    apathy, dulness, insensibility, obtuseness, slowness, sluggishness, stupidity, stupor

    acuteness, alertness, animation, brilliancy, cleverness, intelligence, keenness, quickness, readiness, sagacity, sense, sensibility

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stupefactionnoun

    a feeling of stupefied astonishment

    grogginess, semiconsciousness, stupor

  2. grogginess, stupor, stupefaction, semiconsciousnessnoun

    marginal consciousness

    "his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows"; "someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor"

    daze, semiconsciousness, stupor, grogginess, shock

  3. stupefactionnoun

    the action of stupefying; making dull or lethargic

    "the professor was noted for his stupefaction of the students"

    grogginess, semiconsciousness, stupor

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stupefactionnoun

    lethargy, stupor, numbness

  2. stupefactionnoun

    insensibility, dulness, obtuseness, torpor, stupidity

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  1. José Ortega y Gasset:

    Stupefaction, when it persists, becomes stupidity.

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