What does stupor mean?

Definitions for stupor
ˈstu pər, ˈstyu-stu·por

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. daze, shock, stupornoun

    the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally

    "his mother's death left him in a daze"; "he was numb with shock"

  2. grogginess, stupor, stupefaction, semiconsciousnessnoun

    marginal consciousness

    "his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows"; "someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor"


  1. stupornoun

    A state of reduced consciousness or sensibility

  2. stupornoun

    a state in which one has difficulty in thinking or using one's senses

  3. Etymology: Borrowed from stupor, from stupeo, from stewp-. Distantly related (from Proto-Indo-European, via Proto-Germanic) to stint, stub, and steep.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. STUPORnoun

    Suspension or diminution of sensibility.

    Etymology: Latin; stupeur, French.

    A pungent pain in the region of the kidneys, a stupor, or dull pain in the thigh and colick, are symptoms of an inflammation of the kidneys. John Arbuthnot, on Diet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stupornoun

    great diminution or suspension of sensibility; suppression of sense or feeling; lethargy

  2. Stupornoun

    intellectual insensibility; moral stupidity; heedlessness or inattention to one's interests

  3. Etymology: [L., from stupere to be struck senseless.]


  1. Stupor

    Stupor is the lack of critical cognitive function and level of consciousness wherein a sufferer is almost entirely unresponsive and only responds to base stimuli such as pain. A person is also rigid and mute and only appears to be conscious as the eyes are open and follow surrounding objects. The word derives from the Latin stupure, meaning insensible. Being characterised by impairments of reactions to external stimuli, it usually appears in infectious diseases, complicated toxic states, severe hypothermia, mental illnesses, vascular illnesses, neoplasms, vitamin D deficiency and so on.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stupor

    stū′por, n. the state of being struck senseless: suspension of sense either complete or partial: insensibility, intellectual or moral: excessive amazement or astonishment.—adj. Stū′porous.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Stupor

    A state of reduced sensibility and response to stimuli which is distinguished from COMA in that the person can be aroused by vigorous and repeated stimulation. The person is still conscious and can make voluntary movements. It can be induced by CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AGENTS. The word derives from Latin stupere and is related to stunned, stupid, dazed or LETHARGY.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stupor in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stupor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of stupor in a Sentence

  1. Benito Mussolini:

    But which race? Does there exist a German race? Has it ever existed? Will it ever exist? Reality, myth, or hoax of the theorists? Ah well, we respond, a Germanic race does not exist. Various movements. Curiosity. Stupor. We repeat. Does not exist. We don't say so. Scientists say so. Hitler says so.

  2. Erik Pevernagie:

    A doorway is an ambiguous phenomenon, a liminal spot in a person’s life. A door can be a choice, a possibility, a protection or an aperture to new-fangled values. It can mean a barrier, a prison or a gate to freedom. It can, however, vanish in the mist of unawareness by lack of social concern. At that moment, our freedom has become our jail and we feel locked up in our own liberty. Any exit has waned: the doorway has been absorbed in the stupor of our infatuation. ( “In the doorway” )

  3. Scott C. Holstad:

    There's a big hole in people, even the long legged ones, and they eat and eat because they don't want to die; at least they want to revel in their misery for one more day, and they look back at me with suspicious eyes and then they go back to their dead life and dream of peace and love and compassion, and I continue to stare at them in a blurred stupor.

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