causing great surprise or sudden wonder.

Origin of amazing

First recorded in 1520–30; amaze + -ing2
Related formsa·maz·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for amazingly

Contemporary Examples of amazingly

Historical Examples of amazingly

  • "Be seated as one of us," and he amazingly proffered me his cigarette case.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • When the toad first emerges from the egg it is amazingly like the fish.

    The Meaning of Evolution

    Samuel Christian Schmucker

  • I squared my shoulders and as Hephzy would have said, "perked up" amazingly.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • The world had changed around for him amazingly in the past few days.

  • Peter didn't care who knew or saw, because he really liked Beth amazingly.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

British Dictionary definitions for amazingly



causing wonder or astonishmentamazing feats
Derived Formsamazingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for amazingly



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

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