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  1. 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
Related formsstag·ger·ing·ly, adverbun·stag·ger·ing, adjective
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Related Words for staggeringly

decidedly, badly, intensely, mightily, desperately, thoroughly, seriously, notoriously, awfully, exceedingly, greatly, dreadfully, remarkably, highly, extremely, unbelievably, horribly, excessively, staggeringly, hugely

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  1. astounding or overwhelming; shockinga staggering increase in demand
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Derived Formsstaggeringly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for staggeringly



"amazing," 1560s, from present participle of stagger (v.). Related: Staggeringly.

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