- tending to stagger or overwhelm: a staggering amount of money required in the initial investment.
Origin of staggering
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- astounding or overwhelming; shockinga staggering increase in demand
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Word Origin and History for unstaggering
"amazing," 1560s, from present participle of stagger (v.). Related: Staggeringly.
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