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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]


Bewildering or striking dumb with wonder


astounding; dumbfounding; dumfounding


incredible; unbelievable (beyond belief or understanding)

Sense 2astounding [BACK TO TOP]


So surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm


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


impressive (making a strong or vivid impression)

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