- tending to stagger or overwhelm: a staggering amount of money required in the initial investment.
Origin of staggering
Examples from the Web for staggeringly
All of this comes across in her writing about cultural politics—and she is staggeringly prolific.Join Caitlin Moran’s Riotous Feminist Revolution
September 29, 2014
Staggeringly, gambling revenues in Italy last year amounted to more than $120 billion.Italy’s Billion-Dollar Gambling Epidemic
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 28, 2013
After all, few chairmen in history have seen their party's fortunes reverse in such a staggeringly short amount of time.Michael Steele's GOP Enemies
December 12, 2010
You will also see something else: persistent and staggeringly high unemployment.Obama's Depression-Era Politics
June 6, 2010
Naturally, Republicans will try to lay the blame for staggeringly high levels of unemployment on the White House.The Dirty Secret of Unemployment
April 8, 2010
The first of these questions was answered, staggeringly, at a quarter after eleven.
Some distance away he found the boat in which he had come, and entered it, staggeringly.A Black Adonis
Linn Boyd Porter
She was staggeringly different now from the daughter of the simple home in the Rue d'Athènes.The Roll-Call
Then they looked well to their steps, and made shift to get staggeringly over.The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
Rorke rose sluggishly, groggily, staggeringly, to the summons for the sixth round.Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories
Albert Payson Terhune
- astounding or overwhelming; shockinga staggering increase in demand
Word Origin and History for staggeringly
"amazing," 1560s, from present participle of stagger (v.). Related: Staggeringly.