Today’s English word of the day is: stupefy. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘stupefy’, hear the pronunciation, and read two example dialogues. With each word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
stupefy someone: [often passive] to shock or surprise someone; to make someone unable to think clearly
American English Pronunciation: /ˈstuːpɪfaɪ/
😁: Well, what do you think? Are you surprised?
😃: Surprised?! I’m— I’m stupefied!
😕: Harry stumbled in last night at 4:00 a.m., stupefied by drink. I’m really worried about him.
😟: Same here. He hasn’t been the same since the whole thing with Julie.
Want more practice using the word ‘stupefy’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day!
And just for fun… did you know that “Stupefy!” is a spell in Harry Potter? 🔮✨
Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary