astonishingly

astonishing

[uh-ston-i-shing]
adjective
causing astonishment or surprise; amazing: an astonishing victory; an astonishing remark.

Origin:
1520–30; astonish + -ing2

astonishingly, adverb
astonishingness, noun
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astonishing (əˈstɒnɪʃɪŋ)
 
adj
causing great surprise or amazement; astounding
 
a'stonishingly
 
adv

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astonish
mid-14c., astonien, from O.Fr. estoner "to stun, daze, deafen, astound," from V.L. *extonare, from L. ex- "out" + tonare "to thunder" (see thunder); so, lit. "to leave someone thunderstruck." The modern form (influenced by English verbs in -ish, e.g. distinguish, diminish)
is attested from c.1530. Related: Astonishment.
"No wonder is thogh that she were astoned" [Chaucer, "Clerk's Tale"]
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