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staggering

[stag-uh-ring] /ˈstæg ə rɪŋ/
adjective
1.
tending to stagger or overwhelm:
a staggering amount of money required in the initial investment.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; stagger + -ing2
Related forms
staggeringly, adverb
unstaggering, adjective
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staggering

/ˈstæɡərɪŋ/
adjective
1.
astounding or overwhelming; shocking: a staggering increase in demand
Derived Forms
staggeringly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un staggering

staggering

adj.

"amazing," 1560s, from present participle of stagger (v.). Related: Staggeringly.

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