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ASTOUNDING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does astounding mean? 

ASTOUNDING (adjective)
  The adjective ASTOUNDING has 2 senses:

1. bewildering or striking dumb with wonder
2. so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm

  Familiarity information: ASTOUNDING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ASTOUNDING (adjective)


Sense 1astounding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bewildering or striking dumb with wonder

Synonyms:

astounding; dumbfounding; dumfounding

Similar:

incredible; unbelievable (beyond belief or understanding)


Sense 2astounding [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

So surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm

Synonyms:

staggering; stupefying; astonishing; astounding

Context examples:

such an enormous response was astonishing / an astounding achievement / the amount of money required was staggering / suffered a staggering defeat / the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying

Similar:

impressive (making a strong or vivid impression)


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