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[uh-mey-zing] /əˈmeɪ zɪŋ/
causing great surprise or sudden wonder.
Origin of amazing
1520-30; amaze + -ing2
Related forms
amazingly, adverb Unabridged
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  • "I know," said Mrs. Walshingham, "I know everything," and helped him out most amazingly.

    Kipps H. G. Wells
  • You amazingly sulky man, what are you muttering to yourself?

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • Billy showed a set of amazingly white teeth in a broad grin, and departed swiftly and silently.

    A Little Bush Maid Mary Grant Bruce
  • Never in his life had he seen anything so amazingly beautiful as Angela.

    Colorado Jim George Goodchild
  • He was amazingly apt, and two years of opportunity meant much more to him than to most men.

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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