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stupor Syllabification: stu·por
Pronunciation: /ˈst(y)o͞opər/

Definition of stupor in English:


[in singular]
A state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility: a drunken stupor
More example sentences
  • The three boys discovered Mr Smith in a drunken stupor, sleeping on a barrel by the garage on Trowbridge Road.
  • Police found him at the flat, almost naked and in a drunken stupor.
  • He finds John in a drunken stupor in bed with this girl, and drags him off.
daze, state of unconsciousness, torpor, insensibility, oblivion


Late Middle English: from Latin, from stupere 'be amazed or stunned'.



Pronunciation: /ˈst(y)o͞op(ə)rəs/
Example sentences
  • His stuporous singing and the farting horn sounds on ‘Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah’ don't stop the song from rocking.
  • In extreme cases they can appear stuporous or catatonic.
  • The physician tried to interview him, but Joseph was stuporous, so his brother recounted the dying man's story.

Words that rhyme with stupor

blooper, cooper, Cowper, duper, grouper, Hooper, looper, pea-souper, pupa, scooper, snooper, stupa, super, trooper, trouper, whooper

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