Definition of stupor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstjuːpə/


[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 stupefaction, state of senselessness, state of unconsciousness;
inertia, torpor, insensibility, numbness, blankness, oblivion, coma, blackout;
Scottish  dwam
rare sopor



Pronunciation: /ˈstjuːpərəs/
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.


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

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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Line breaks: stu¦por

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