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astounding

[uh-stoun-ding] /əˈstaʊn dɪŋ/
adjective
1.
capable of overwhelming with amazement; stunningly surprising.
Origin of astounding
1580-1590
1580-90; astound + -ing2
Related forms
astoundingly, adverb
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  • The first words he spoke were so astoundingly unfair that I could hardly believe that I heard them aright.

    My Own Story Emmeline Pankhurst
  • They may be right, but there is just the possibility that they may be astoundingly wrong.

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  • Yes, I think that first chapter of Genesis, as an attempt to sum up the history of millions of years, is astoundingly complete.

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  • This thing was so big, so astoundingly and unexpectedly important.

    Five Tales John Galsworthy
  • She was astoundingly fair to look upon—dazzling, it might be said, with some support to the adjective.

    The Husbands of Edith George Barr McCutcheon
British Dictionary definitions for astoundingly

astounding

/əˈstaʊndɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing amazement and wonder; bewildering
Derived Forms
astoundingly, adverb
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