When you're stunned, you're thrown for a loop: either by shocking news or a blow to the head.

You can be stunned a few different ways, but they all involve a state of confusion. If your mom won the lottery, you'd be stunned. Others might be stunned if their favorite TV show was canceled. Some people are stunned by good news that is kind of amazing, like a NASA flight to Mars. On the other hand, getting whacked in the head can leave you stunned. Getting the wind knocked out of you will do the same.

Definitions of stunned
  1. adjective
    knocked unconscious by a heavy blow
    synonyms: KO'd, kayoed, knocked out, out
    not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead
  2. adjective
    in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock
    “lay semiconscious, stunned (or stupefied) by the blow”
    synonyms: dazed, stupefied, stupid
    mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently
  3. adjective
    filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock
    “stood in stunned silence”
    stunned scientists found not one but at least three viruses”
    synonyms: amazed, astonied, astonished, astounded
    taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment
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