You’re not in a stupor if you’re reading this. A person in a stupor is barely conscious, just really out of it.

The words stupor and stupid come from the Latin root stupere that means basically “to be stunned.” Extreme heat and humidity, drugs or alcohol, or some kind of medical issue could send you into a stupor. Shocking news can also send you into a stupor, and some people feel like they’re in a stupor in the morning until they’ve had coffee.

Definitions of stupor

n marginal consciousness

“someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor
grogginess, semiconsciousness, stupefaction
Type of:
a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment

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

daze, shock
Type of:
a feeling of stupefied astonishment

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