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[uh-stoun-ding] /əˈstaʊn dɪŋ/
capable of overwhelming with amazement; stunningly surprising.
Origin of astounding
First recorded in 1580-90; astound + -ing2
Related forms
astoundingly, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They may be right, but there is just the possibility that they may be astoundingly wrong.

    Michael E. F. Benson
  • This thing was so big, so astoundingly and unexpectedly important.

    Five Tales John Galsworthy
  • Now and then the boy looked like his father, astoundingly like, and disturbingly.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • To Robbins it was as if, astoundingly, an outsider had voiced the thought of his own heart.

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
  • What had he expected that this should all be so astoundingly different.

British Dictionary definitions for astoundingly


causing amazement and wonder; bewildering
Derived Forms
astoundingly, adverb
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