capable of overwhelming with amazement; stunningly surprising.

Origin of astounding

First recorded in 1580–90; astound + -ing2
Related formsas·tound·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of astoundingly

  • Astoundingly in his ears bells seemed suddenly to be ringing.

    Little Eve Edgarton

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

  • She was so pretty, so sprightly, so graceful, and so astoundingly modest that they wanted more of her.


    George Barr McCutcheon

  • What answer Eleanor made to this astoundingly splendid offer neither she nor Mrs. Murray could ever remember.

    The Rebellion of Margaret

    Geraldine Mockler

  • Those empty rooms, if they were empty, were the equivalents of astoundingly decorated predecessors.

    Ann Veronica

    H. G. Wells

  • It's a boy, a perfect child, and astoundingly like the lads who are to be found right over in the States.

British Dictionary definitions for astoundingly



causing amazement and wonder; bewildering
Derived Formsastoundingly, adverb
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