Definition of stupor in English:


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


[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



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  • 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'.

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