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[mahynd-bog-ling] /ˈmaɪndˌbɒg lɪŋ/
adjective, Slang.
intellectually overwhelming:
a mind-boggling puzzle.
emotionally or psychologically overwhelming; mind-blowing.
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mind-bogglingly, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for mind boggling
  • The comment above displays an absolutely mind boggling degree of lack of intelligence and education.
  • The capacity of people who may be irritated with you to powerfully distort reality in academia is mind boggling many times.
  • If you get the job, be prepared for mind boggling amounts of paperwork double and triple marking of student work.
  • The logistics of this are mind boggling but a start must be made.
  • How they can study multiple variables and claim anything valid out of this is mind boggling, but not surprising.
  • It's mind boggling how if something is repeated enough times, no matter how ludicrous, people will buy into it.
  • Its mind boggling that some people actually believe that.
  • Its mind boggling to me that the low-fat myth has lasted as long as it has.
  • What really is mind boggling is that there are probably an exponential amount of similar examples all over the world.
  • It is mind boggling that the universe can still be expanding.
British Dictionary definitions for mind boggling


(informal) astonishing; bewildering
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Word Origin and History for mind boggling



1964; see mind (n.) + present participle of boggle.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for mind boggling



So astonishing or complex as to overwhelm the mind: The school problem is absolutely mind-boggling

[1964+; boggle, ''to be disablingly frightened, take alarm,'' is found by 1598; a bogle or boggle was a spook that horses were reputed to see]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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