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[uh-mey-zing] /əˈmeɪ zɪŋ/
causing great surprise or sudden wonder.
1520-30; amaze + -ing2
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amazingly, adverb Unabridged
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  • We have been fortunate to walk among these endangered giraffes and get amazingly close to get some great pictures.
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  • People in general can be amazingly misinformed about the quality of a degree.
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  • It, too, is a work of an amazingly precise and thoughtful serenity while evoking the quiet outrage of reason abused.
  • The hall was nearly full, but the audience was amazingly quiet and attentive.
  • It's an amazingly complex place, in terms of both culture and landscape.
  • In an amazingly short time, software has become critical to almost every aspect of modern life.
  • amazingly, today no one knows how many people visit websites.
British Dictionary definitions for amazingly


causing wonder or astonishment: amazing feats
Derived Forms
amazingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for amazingly



early 15c., "stupefactive;" 1590s, "dreadful;" present participle adjective from amaze. Sense of "wonderful" is recorded from 1704. Related: Amazingly.

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