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staggering

[ stag-uh-ring ]
/ ˈstæg ə rɪŋ /
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adjective
tending to stagger or overwhelm: a staggering amount of money required in the initial investment.
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Origin of staggering

First recorded in 1555–65; stagger + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM staggering

stag·ger·ing·ly, adverbun·stag·ger·ing, adjective
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How to use staggering in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for staggering

staggering
/ (ˈstæɡərɪŋ) /

adjective
astounding or overwhelming; shockinga staggering increase in demand

Derived forms of staggering

staggeringly, adverb
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