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AMAZING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amazing mean? 

AMAZING (adjective)
  The adjective AMAZING has 2 senses:

1. surprising greatly
2. inspiring awe or admiration or wonder

  Familiarity information: AMAZING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMAZING (adjective)


Sense 1amazing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Surprising greatly

Synonyms:

amazing; astonishing

Context examples:

she does an amazing amount of work / the dog was capable of astonishing tricks

Similar:

surprising (causing surprise or wonder or amazement)


Sense 2amazing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inspiring awe or admiration or wonder

Synonyms:

awe-inspiring; awesome; awing; amazing; awful

Context examples:

New York is an amazing city / the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight / the awesome complexity of the universe / this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath / Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent

Similar:

impressive (making a strong or vivid impression)


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