Anonadado is an adjective derived from the verb anonadar: disconcert,
surprise or overwhelm. This action can also refer, according to the
dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE),
to minimize, subjugate or humiliate.
For example: “When you opened the package, the boy was stunned”, “Have
you heard what happened to Jorge? I am stunned, I still cannot believe it ”, “
I was stunned by the beauty of the landscape ”.
the concept of stunned, thus, is usually associated with a state of shock or perplexity. Generally,
a person is stunned when they observe or discover something that they did not
anticipate or did not expect. Let's take the case of a woman who leaves her job
and, when passing by a bar, sees her boyfriend kissing another man. Because she
was unaware that her partner was cheating on her and also did not know of her
romantic interest in people of the same sex, the scene stuns the woman.
In the same way, we can emphasize that this word is synonymous with others
such as surprised, astonished, astonished, stupefied, hallucinated, stupefied
In sporting events, the public is often stunned by surprising plays. If
a footballer picks up the ball in the area defended by his team, starts running
towards the opponent's goal, evades six opponents and scores a goal, the
spectators will be stunned by the athlete's ability.
In this case, we can say that there are already many soccer players who have
stunned the public with their plays, whose images are already part of the
history of the world of sports. Thus, among those soccer players we can
highlight both Leo Messi and Romario, Ronaldinho, Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo,
Neymar Jr and even Luis Suárez, among others.
We can also indicate that the public is stunned by the magic tricks a
magician performs in any show. And it is that the professional of magic achieves
in front of his eyes from making a person disappear to discovering a hidden card
by cutting an individual in two.
And this without forgetting that contemporary art is also capable of leaving
us stunned by its originality, what its works represent, the spectacularity of
its colors, the sizes that some works can reach...
As you can see, being stunned can be a consequence of something
negative (the woman who discovers that her boyfriend
is cheating on her) or positive (the public amazed at the
talent of a soccer player). The state usually extends a few seconds or minutes,
although the individual can continue without leaving his amazement despite the
passage of time.
In recent months the stunned adjective has been used a lot to refer to how
the actor Alec Baldwin is with respect to a humorous interpretation he has made
on television. It has exactly shaped an imitation of the current President of
the United States, Donald Trump, who has had great success. Hence, it has been
stated that he is stunned because he did not expect the avalanche of good
reviews he has received.