Definition for stunning (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), stunned, stun·ning.
Origin of stun
Examples from the Web for stunning
Rather, Mahone is well aware of, and repeatedly stresses, the stunning rise to fame he has experienced.
The contrast with the Wilson grand jury is a stunning illustration of the racial double standards in criminal justice.
On each coast, the Caribbean and the Pacific, there are stunning beaches.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the Financial Times noted in September, the deal “represents a stunning change in strategy.”
And he, like the other men in the quartet of so-called “sure things,” delivers a stunning, awards-worthy performance in his film.
Higher and higher—faster and faster—till with a stunning, ear-deafening crash she struck the great dome and was through.The Affair of the Brains|Anthony Gilmore
Relief was so sudden and stunning that for a moment Simon could not breathe.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea
The next instant a cataract of water poured over the deck with stunning force!Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X|Victor Appleton
They were a stunning party, and their carriage and horses as fine as one would care to see.The Heatherford Fortune|Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
The stroke fell like the stunning blow of a hammer upon the heart of Pierre.The Golden Dog|William Kirby
British Dictionary definitions for stunning (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for stunning (2 of 2)
verb stuns, stunning or stunned (tr)
Word Origin for stun
Word Origin and History for stunning
c.1300, "to daze or render unconscious" (from a blow, powerful emotion, etc.), probably a shortening of Old French estoner "to stun" (see astonish). Stunning popularized for "splendid, excellent" c.1849.