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mind-boggling

[mahynd-bog-ling] /ˈmaɪndˌbɒg lɪŋ/
adjective, Slang.
1.
intellectually overwhelming:
a mind-boggling puzzle.
2.
emotionally or psychologically overwhelming; mind-blowing.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
Related forms
mind-bogglingly, adverb
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  • The plays he wrote are mind-boggling when you hear about them-they sound so modern.
  • Beers can pair well with so many desserts it is mind-boggling.
  • What spilled out of the laundry-basket-size bag was mind-boggling.
  • The length of time required for these types of negotiations always seems mind-boggling.
  • The procession sequence is as mind-boggling as it's supposed to be.
  • It's mind-boggling the way that news is suddenly old.
British Dictionary definitions for mind-boggling

mind-boggling

adjective
1.
(informal) astonishing; bewildering
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Word Origin and History for mind-boggling
adj.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for mind-boggling

mind-boggling

adjective

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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