Related formsstag·ger·ing·ly, adverbun·stag·ger·ing, adjective
Definition for staggering (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- a staggered arrangement of wings.
- the amount of staggering.
- Also called blind staggers. acute selenium poisoning of livestock characterized by a staggering gait usually followed by respiratory failure and death.
- a condition of unknown cause, occurring in pregnant sheep, cattle, and other animals during or just following extended transport, characterized by a staggering gait and progressive paralysis.
Origin of stagger
SYNONYMS FOR stagger
Related formsstag·ger·er, nounout·stag·ger, verb (used with object)un·stag·gered, adjective
Examples from the Web for staggering
A staggering 80 percent of college women do not report the crime to police, compared to 67 percent of non-students.College Girls Are Less Likely to Be Raped Than Non-Students|Brandy Zadrozny|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The total number of maps reported missing by the affected institutions, however, was a staggering 256.
The Brazilian beauty pulled in a staggering $47 million in 2013 alone, equating to a cool $128,000 a day.Gisele Bundchen Is Worth $128k a Day; Prince William Gets the Photoshop Treatment|The Fashion Beast Team|July 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The conservative reporter claims to have ‘debunked’ a report showing the staggering number of school shootings in America.This Gun Nut Says Most School Shootings Aren’t Real|Brandy Zadrozny|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The forests, with their mind-boggling biodiversity, are a staggering 10,000 times older than those of North America and Europe.
Wild were the plaudits of the multitude, but the lion was staggering and his roar was muffled.Ulric the Jarl|William O. Stoddard
One sees them staggering gravewards under a load of self-imposed burdens.Alone|Norman Douglas
I got up, staggering like a drunken man, and passing my hands several times over my face, looked carefully about me.Dream Tales and Prose Poems|Ivan Turgenev
Staggering out again blind and roasting, he fell on the pave, and was carried off, but with the purse intact.The Prince of India, Volume II|Lew. Wallace
Limping and staggering, Jerrold managed to urge the Eagle out of harm's way.Motor Matt's Air Ship|Stanley R. Matthews