amazing

[uh-mey-zing]

adjective

causing great surprise or sudden wonder.

Nearby words

  1. amazeballs,
  2. amazed,
  3. amazement,
  4. amazia,
  5. amaziah,
  6. amazon,
  7. amazon ant,
  8. amazon cherry,
  9. amazon parrot,
  10. amazon river

Origin of amazing

First recorded in 1520–30; amaze + -ing2

Related formsa·maz·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for amazingly

amazing

adjective

causing wonder or astonishmentamazing feats
Derived Formsamazingly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for amazingly

amazing

adj.

early 15c., "stupefactive;" 1590s, "dreadful;" present participle adjective from amaze. Sense of "wonderful" is recorded from 1704. Related: Amazingly.

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