- causing, capable of causing, or liable to cause astonishment, bewilderment, or a loss of consciousness or strength: a stunning blow.
- of striking beauty or excellence: What a stunning dress you're wearing!
Origin of stunning
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1. stupefying, numbing, dumbfounding, astounding.
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Examples from the Web for stunningly
Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison, our 8th and 9th Presidents respectively, were stunningly unremarkable.Fifty Shades of Presidential FanFiction
August 2, 2014
Paltrow and Theron, two of the most stunningly beautiful actresses in Hollywood, seem to enjoy doing things in pairs.Dear Charlize Theron and Gwyneth Paltrow: Googling Yourself Isn’t “Rape” or “War”
May 31, 2014
“She is stunningly brilliant and knows how to articulate complex genius without any hoity toitiness,” Sarah says about Susan.Sarah and Susan Silverman: Comedian and Rabbi are Perfect Sisters
March 31, 2014
Nevertheless, American Hustle is a stunningly sexy—and messy—entertainment.From ‘American Hustle’ to ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ Why Is Hollywood Hooked On Embellishing the Truth?
Marina Watts, Marlow Stern
January 8, 2014
He was the most beautifully, stunningly tanned, muscular, blonde, green-eyed guy.‘Hunger Games’ Star Sam Claflin Is as Surprised as You Are That He Was Cast as Finnick Odair
November 13, 2013
Say, but did you ever see anything as stunningly pretty in your life?The Haunted Pajamas
Francis Perry Elliott
He suffered terribly with suffocation, but bore it stunningly well.The Letters of William James, Vol. II
The music which issued from the depths of that stunningly mysterious passage swelled to a crescendo—and stopped.
The latter departed, and at one o'clock reappeared, stunningly arrayed in a dark-blue walking dress, with a nobby hat to match.Sister Carrie
He consumed bits of breakfast, with a sour confession that a newspaper-article had hit him at last, and stunningly.Diana of the Crossways, Complete
- informal very attractive, impressive, astonishing, etc
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