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astonishing

[ uh-ston-i-shing ]
/ əˈstɒn ɪ ʃɪŋ /
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adjective
causing astonishment or surprise; amazing: an astonishing victory; an astonishing remark.
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Origin of astonishing

First recorded in 1520–30; astonish + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM astonishing

as·ton·ish·ing·ly, adverbas·ton·ish·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for astonishing

astonishing
/ (əˈstɒnɪʃɪŋ) /

adjective
causing great surprise or amazement; astounding

Derived forms of astonishing

astonishingly, adverb
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