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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stunt(noun)

    a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention

  2. stunt(verb)

    a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth

  3. stunt(verb)

    check the growth or development of

    "You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles"

  4. stunt(verb)

    perform a stunt or stunts


  1. Stunt(n.)

    an unusual action performed to gain public attention; as, a publicity stunt.

  2. Origin: [Cf. Stint a task.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stunt(verb)

    to hinder from growing to the natural size; to prevent the growth of; to stint, to dwarf; as, to stunt a child; to stunt a plant

  2. Stunt(noun)

    a check in growth; also, that which has been checked in growth; a stunted animal or thing

  3. Stunt(noun)

    specifically: A whale two years old, which, having been weaned, is lean, and yields but little blubber

  4. Origin: [See Stint.]


  1. Stunt

    A stunt is an unusual and difficult physical feat or an act requiring a special skill, performed for artistic purposes usually on TV, theatre, or cinema. Stunts are a big part of many action films. Before computer generated imagery special effects, these effects were limited to the use of models, false perspective and other in-camera effects, unless the creator could find someone willing to jump from car to car or hang from the edge of a skyscraper: the stunt performer or stunt double.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stunt

    stunt, v.t. to hinder from growth, to dwarf, check.—n. a check in growth: an animal whose growth is stunted.—adj. Stunt′ed, dwarfed.—n. Stunt′edness, state of being stunted. [A.S. stunt, blunt; Ice. stuttr, short.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stunt in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stunt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of stunt in a Sentence

  1. Jesse Chadderdon:

    Let’s be clear, this is nothing more than a Beltway political stunt.

  2. Vernon Unsworth:

    My insult was to the tube and not to Elon Musk personally, my opinion is it was a PR stunt.

  3. Dustin Diamond:

    There was a stunt person, i had to take a chance. What if that thing had made $3 or 4 million?

  4. Vince Gilligan:

    If it feels like a stunt, then those of us in the writer's room will have done something wrong.

  5. Anne Sacoolas:

    Part of me is feeling like it was just a publicity stunt on the UK government side to show they are trying to help.

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