Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stupefy

3 senses of stupefy

Sense 1
besot, stupefy -- (make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation)
       => desensitize, desensitise -- (cause not to be sensitive; "The war desensitized many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitized")

Sense 2
perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound -- (be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me")
       => confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate -- (be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher")

Sense 3
stun, stupefy -- (make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow; "stun fish")
       => immobilize, immobilise -- (cause to be unable to move; "The sudden storm immobilized the traffic")

Antonyms of adj stupefying

3 senses of stupefying

Sense 1
astonishing, astounding, staggering, stupefying -- (so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm; "such an enormous response was astonishing"; "an astounding achievement"; "the amount of money required was staggering"; "suffered a staggering defeat"; "the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying")

INDIRECT (VIA impressive) -> unimpressive -- (not capable of impressing)

Sense 2
stupefying -- (making physically stupid or dull or insensible; "a stupefying blow to the head"; "the stupefying effects of hemp")

INDIRECT (VIA disorienting) -> orienting, orientating -- (positioning with respect to a reference system or determining your bearings physically or intellectually; "noticed the bee's momentary orienting pause before heading back to the hive"; "an orienting program for new employees")

Sense 3
stupefying -- (shocking with surprise and consternation; "the stupefying impact of the tragedy")

INDIRECT (VIA alarming) -> unalarming -- (not alarming; assuaging alarm)

Similarity of adj stupefying

3 senses of stupefying

Sense 1
astonishing, astounding, staggering, stupefying -- (so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm; "such an enormous response was astonishing"; "an astounding achievement"; "the amount of money required was staggering"; "suffered a staggering defeat"; "the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying")
       => impressive (vs. unimpressive) -- (making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony")

Sense 2
stupefying -- (making physically stupid or dull or insensible; "a stupefying blow to the head"; "the stupefying effects of hemp")
       => disorienting (vs. orienting) -- (causing loss of physical or intellectual bearings; "making so many turns to the right and then the left was completely disorienting"; "a sharp blow to the head can be disorienting")

Sense 3
stupefying -- (shocking with surprise and consternation; "the stupefying impact of the tragedy")
       => alarming (vs. unalarming) -- (frightening because of an awareness of danger)

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