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astounding

[ uh-stoun-ding ]
/ əˈstaʊn dɪŋ /
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adjective

capable of overwhelming with amazement; stunningly surprising.

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Origin of astounding

First recorded in 1580–90; astound + -ing2
as·tound·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for astounding

astounding
/ (əˈstaʊndɪŋ) /

adjective

causing amazement and wonder; bewildering
astoundingly, adverb
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