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View synonyms for astounding

astounding

[ uh-stoun-ding ]

adjective

  1. capable of overwhelming with amazement; stunningly surprising.


astounding

/ əˈstaʊndɪŋ /

adjective

  1. causing amazement and wonder; bewildering


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Derived Forms

  • aˈstoundingly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • as·tounding·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of astounding1

First recorded in 1580–90; astound + -ing 2

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Example Sentences

The astounding levels of trading provoked an alarmed reaction from brokerage firms and securities regulators.

New consumer behaviors formed by restrictions such as physical distancing have had astounding implications on how retailers operate.

From Digiday

Our ability to remember a simple five-word sequence, or the events of a birthday five years ago, and the fact that a question, or a sight or smell, can recall these memories is, if you can stop taking it for granted for a moment, astounding.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed the 30,000 threshold for the first time ever Tuesday, capping an astounding run from the depths of the pandemic last spring when the index bottomed out just above 18,000.

From Fortune

KDP produces an estimated 10 billion-plus pods a year, an astounding 82% of the total market.

From Fortune

That he only painted during the last ten years of his life is but one of the many astounding facts in his extraordinary life.

To call Wild an emotional film would be an egregious disservice to its astounding journey to screen.

Göring, of course, would amass an astounding collection of artwork himself, both purchased and stolen.

Over the last fifty years, the federal government spent an astounding $2 trillion on education.

The find was practically unprecedented, but even more astounding were the paintings themselves.

In the light of that astounding discovery, she now read the mysterious Dr. Weirmarsh as she would an open book.

“All right, sahib,” was the unexpected parry to this astounding thrust, and Chumru kept on with his task.

Lowell had not recovered from the astounding idea before they reached Talpers's place.

For several moments the Indians were incapable of motion, so astounding was this interference with their sport.

"You go to hell," was the unexpectedly astounding reply; for no one had ever heard Robert Sinclair use language like this before.

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