- capable of overwhelming with amazement; stunningly surprising.
Origin of astounding
- to overwhelm with amazement; astonish greatly; shock with wonder or surprise.
- Archaic. astonished; astounded.
Origin of astound
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Examples from the Web for astounding
To call Wild an emotional film would be an egregious disservice to its astounding journey to screen.Crying With Laura Dern: The Star on Her Oscar-Worthy ‘Wild’ Turn
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Göring, of course, would amass an astounding collection of artwork himself, both purchased and stolen.Top Nazis And Their Complicated Relationship With Artists
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Over the last fifty years, the federal government spent an astounding $2 trillion on education.How a GOP Senate Can Help the Poor
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The dating process produced an astounding age of roughly 39,900 years old for the silhouetted handprints.The Oldest Cave Art May Not Be in Europe
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Having worked in philanthropy myself, I can say that these figures are astounding.The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven’t Heard Of
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The explanation of this astounding similarity will be given when we come to "Othello."
The charm of it all, the deathless charm and the astounding veracity!
It is astounding how ill-endowed Shakespeare was on the side of manliness.
The inadequacy, the feebleness of the whole thing is astounding.
Harvest after harvest Shakespeare brought forth of astounding quality.
- causing amazement and wonder; bewildering
- (tr) to overwhelm with amazement and wonder; bewilder
Word Origin and History for astounding
mid-15c., from Middle English astouned, astoned (c.1300), past participle of astonen, astonien "to stun" (see astonish), with more of the original sense of Vulgar Latin *extonare. Related: Astounded; astounding.