V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a state of near unconsciousness where a person isn't speaking or thinking clearly; 2. a dazed or distressed state brought on by shock

Synonyms: daze, bewilderment, trance, unconsciousness, coma

Antonyms: awareness, consciousness

Tips: Think of the related word stupid. Stupor refers to a state of near unconsciousness, where a person is incoherent and possibly acting stupid. The related verb stupefy means "to cause someone to think unclearly," or "to stun or amaze." You have probably heard someone say, "He was in a drunken stupor." Now you know exactly what that phrase means.

Usage Examples:

The man was arrested for wandering the streets in a drunken stupor. (trance, daze)

Because he was up all night studying, he was in a stupor all day. (trance, daze)

The anesthesia will calm and stupefy the patient. (cause to think unclearly) verb

I was in a stupor after the car accident. (bewilderment, daze)

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