astounding

[ uh-stoun-ding ]
/ əˈstaʊn dɪŋ /

adjective

capable of overwhelming with amazement; stunningly surprising.

Words nearby astounding

Origin of astounding

First recorded in 1580–90; astound + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM astounding

as·tound·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for astounding (2 of 2)

astound
[ uh-stound ]
/ əˈstaʊnd /

verb (used with object)

to overwhelm with amazement; astonish greatly; shock with wonder or surprise.

adjective

Archaic. astonished; astounded.

Origin of astound

1275–1325; Middle English astoun(e)d, past participle of astonen, variant of astonyen to astonish

OTHER WORDS FROM astound

as·tound·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for astounding (1 of 2)

astounding
/ (əˈstaʊndɪŋ) /

adjective

causing amazement and wonder; bewildering

Derived forms of astounding

astoundingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for astounding (2 of 2)

astound
/ (əˈstaʊnd) /

verb

(tr) to overwhelm with amazement and wonder; bewilder

Word Origin for astound

C17: from astoned amazed, from Old French estoné, from estoner to astonish
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