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. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of astoundingly

Historical Examples of astoundingly

  • They may be right, but there is just the possibility that they may be astoundingly wrong.


    E. F. Benson

  • This thing was so big, so astoundingly and unexpectedly important.

    Five Tales

    John Galsworthy

  • Now and then the boy looked like his father, astoundingly like, and disturbingly.

    The Brentons

    Anna Chapin Ray

  • To Robbins it was as if, astoundingly, an outsider had voiced the thought of his own heart.

  • What had he expected that this should all be so astoundingly different.

British Dictionary definitions for astoundingly


  1. causing amazement and wonder; bewildering
Derived Formsastoundingly, adverb
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