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amazing

[uh-mey-zing] /əˈmeɪ zɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing great surprise or sudden wonder.
Origin of amazing
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; amaze + -ing2
Related forms
amazingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for amazingly

amazing

/əˈmeɪzɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing wonder or astonishment: amazing feats
Derived Forms
amazingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for amazingly

amazing

adj.

early 15c., "stupefactive;" 1590s, "dreadful;" present participle adjective from amaze. Sense of "wonderful" is recorded from 1704. Related: Amazingly.

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