Definition for astounding (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of astound
Examples from the Web for astounding
To call Wild an emotional film would be an egregious disservice to its astounding journey to screen.Crying With Laura Dern: The Star on Her Oscar-Worthy ‘Wild’ Turn|Kevin Fallon|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Göring, of course, would amass an astounding collection of artwork himself, both purchased and stolen.Top Nazis And Their Complicated Relationship With Artists|William O’Connor|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over the last fifty years, the federal government spent an astounding $2 trillion on education.
The dating process produced an astounding age of roughly 39,900 years old for the silhouetted handprints.
Having worked in philanthropy myself, I can say that these figures are astounding.The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven’t Heard Of|Jay Michaelson|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then with astounding suddenness something happened that changed his plans and put an end to his burglaries.Flappers and Philosophers|F. Scott Fitzgerald
It set forth some of the most astounding events in the history of the world, and which the world heard of for the first time.The Christ Of Paul|George Reber
In three years, 1842-45, the growth of Wagner's strength was astounding, incredible.Richard Wagner|John F. Runciman
A good thing develops itself in infinite and unexpected shapes of good; a bad thing into manifold and astounding evils.Indian Summer|William D. Howells
At the moment that I was about to begin, I made an astounding discovery.Tales of Chinatown|Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for astounding (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for astounding (2 of 2)
Word Origin for astound
Word Origin and History for astounding
mid-15c., from Middle English astouned, astoned (c.1300), past participle of astonen, astonien "to stun" (see astonish), with more of the original sense of Vulgar Latin *extonare. Related: Astounded; astounding.