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mind-boggling

[mahynd-bog-ling]
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adjective Slang.
  1. intellectually overwhelming: a mind-boggling puzzle.
  2. emotionally or psychologically overwhelming; mind-blowing.

Origin of mind-boggling

First recorded in 1960–65
Related formsmind-bog·gling·ly, adverb
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mind-boggling

adjective
  1. informal astonishing; bewildering
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Word Origin and History for mind-boggling

adj.

1964; see mind (n.) + present participle of boggle.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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