lost for words
This page is about the idiom lost for words
You are lost for words if you're so surprised by something that you can't think of anything to say.
- After hearing the news, Kerry was lost for words.
- I've never seen our boss lost for words before, but when John called him a fool, he just stood there staring at him. I don't think anyone has ever said that to him before.
The wonderful word "flabbergasted", meaning a mixture of surprise and confusion, can indicate a feeling similar to the one that "lost for words" suggests. "Dumbstruck" (i.e. to be struck dumb, or speechless, by something) is another interesting word with a similar meaning.
Aisha was lost for words when she
Contributor: Matt Errey