Share this entry

Share this page


Line breaks: stu¦pe|fac¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌstʃuːpɪˈfakʃn, ˌstjuːpɪˈfakʃn

Definition of stupefaction in English:


[mass noun]
The state of being stupefied: salesmen stood in bored stupefaction
More example sentences
  • Numerous art historians responded to Hockney's proposal with suspicious stupefaction, as if this avant-garde upstart were accusing the old masters of painting by numbers.
  • His look of pure stupefaction confirms her suspicions.
  • His days became days of stupefaction, drifting away from the world in his drug-induced state.
oblivion, obliviousness, unconsciousness, insensibility, senselessness, numbness, lack of sensation/feeling, blankness;
stupor, daze, blackout, coma, collapse
shock, devastation

Definition of stupefaction in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day apathetic
Pronunciation: apəˈθɛtɪk
showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern