- causing great surprise or sudden wonder.
Origin of amazing
- to overwhelm with surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly.
- Obsolete. to bewilder; perplex.
- to cause amazement: a new art show that delights and amazes.
- Archaic. amazement.
Origin of amaze
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Examples from the Web for amazing
What an amazing thing to be able to listen to any music you want, a whole world of bands.Belle & Sebastian Aren’t So Shy Anymore
January 7, 2015
It got it all out there… Gene Hackman and Douglas… Melvyn Douglas is amazing.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
Amazing how people can still haul this one out with a straight face.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game
January 2, 2015
On the show, it led to this half-comical, half-horrifying, but 100 percent amazing moment.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014
January 1, 2015
That was amazing because I spent so much time in a different kind of studio for once!Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex
December 27, 2014
He walked, indeed, with a step of amazing springiness for a man of his years.
In truth, it's amazing to take count of the Western men among us in all the professions.
The amazing lift was gone from her gait, and she pounded heavily with the forelegs.Way of the Lawless
And the amount of stories Mark, with all his contemplativeness could swallow, was amazing.Weighed and Wanting
They done it; so we done it, too, and they was most amazing good.Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
- causing wonder or astonishmentamazing feats
- to fill with incredulity or surprise; astonish
- an obsolete word for bewilder
- an archaic word for amazement
Word Origin and History for amazing
early 15c., "stupefactive;" 1590s, "dreadful;" present participle adjective from amaze. Sense of "wonderful" is recorded from 1704. Related: Amazingly.