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What does stunning mean?
Stunning essentially means something or someone causes such a huge impact that you are stunned from pain or a wave of emotion.
Stunning can describe something or someone that literally causes physical pain, as in The kickboxer suffered a stunning blow to her face.
Stunning is also used figuratively to describe something or someone that overwhelms you emotionally or has the potential to overwhelm you emotionally, as in The acrobats performed a stunning routine of flips and cartwheels.
Example: In a stunning act of arrogance, the dictator built a solid gold statue of himself and placed it in the city square.
Where does stunning come from?
The first records of stunning come from around 1660. It combines the word stun, meaning “to daze, astonish, or overwhelm” and the suffix -ing. If something is stunning, then it is going to stun a person in one way or another.
Stunning refers to things, actions, or people that are so overwhelming that you have to pause for a moment. Stunning is used both positively and negatively.
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- stunningly (adverb)
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How is stunning used in real life?
Stunning is a common word that people use to attempt to describe things, events, or people that have overwhelmed them.
thor ragnarok is trending? time to appreciate the stunning cinematography of that movie pic.twitter.com/lO3LAi9ppI
— han | loki era (@infinityhowlett) June 1, 2021
In stunning increase, Peru now says its COVID-19 death toll exceeds 180,000 https://t.co/plNZwdj3IV
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) June 1, 2021
Wow. In today’s decision in US v. Cooley, SCOTUS ruled that Tribal police on Reservations, with probable cause, have the right to stop & detain non-Natives! This is a stunning affirmation of Tribal sovereignty & will help stop the epidemic of #MMIWG! https://t.co/ejz73Hg9Ex
— Ruth H. Hopkins (Red Road Woman) (@Ruth_HHopkins) June 1, 2021
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How to use stunning in a sentence
The riveted handles are designed to give you a great grip and remain cool while you work your way through a stunning stack of crepes.Crepe pans you’ll use for breakfast, lunch, and dinner|PopSci Commerce Team|September 3, 2020|Popular-Science
The so-called “super-resolution” can now be done with pretty stunning results.How to use super-resolution and improve onsite image quality|Kristin Tynski|September 1, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Salesforce stock soared a stunning 27% yesterday—its biggest jump ever—on the day after it was announced that it would be added to the Dow Jones index.Inclusion in the Dow does not guarantee a bump to your share price|Alan Murray|August 27, 2020|Fortune
The Lincoln Project’s stunning commercials are clearly getting under his skin.
Based on TikTok’s stunning growth rate—it claims it had around 40 million users last October before topping 100 million this August—it could match or surpass Instagram by next year.
When a mother puts stunning pictures of her little girl up on social media, she may make her a star.Is 9-Year-Old Russian Model Kristina Pimenova Too Sexualized?|Anna Nemtsova|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
The promo featured several stunning women in their underwear.Ashton Kutcher’s History of Idiocy: Ubergate, Brownface, Joe Paterno, and More|Marlow Stern|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Marius, paler than his stunning had left him, leaned more heavily against the door-post, and looked on with bloodshot eyes.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
The separation from Fennefos, and Henrietta's death conjoined, inflicted a stunning blow, which both chilled and hardened her.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
This Bristoe fiasco was a stunning blow to the Rebel pursuit, and greatly checked their incursions.Three Years in the Federal Cavalry|Willard Glazier
A stunning crash of thunder rolled across the sky, and the team plunged into a frantic gallop.The Girl From Keller's|Harold Bindloss
Besides all this, my poor mother nearly lost her reason under the stunning blow which had fallen on her.