capable of overwhelming with amazement; stunningly surprising.
to overwhelm with amazement; astonish greatly; shock with wonder or surprise.
Archaic. astonished; astounded.
Daniel Gross on their astounding lack of a counteroffer to the Dems.
On the Fiscal Cliff, Republicans Got Nothin’ Daniel Gross December 1, 2012
The dating process produced an astounding age of roughly 39,900 years old for the silhouetted handprints.
The Oldest Cave Art May Not Be in Europe Justin Jones October 8, 2014
From a purely environmental standpoint, the statistics in favor of Tetra Pak packaging are astounding.
Taking Boxed Wine Seriously: It’s Not Just for Hobos and Teenagers Anymore Jordan Salcito March 14, 2014
Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding.
David’s Bookclub: Battle Cry of Freedom David Frum May 22, 2013
In the millennia since swimming has been embedded in our culture, astounding claims have been made for its benefits.
Swimming to Health? Excerpt of Lynn Sherr’s ‘Swim: Why We Love the Water’ Lynn Sherr April 7, 2012
It was rather the obsession of an astounding puzzle: what in the world could have caused a fire at all?
Peccavi E. W. Hornung
For the moment, so taken aback was he by this astounding announcement, that he could not speak.
The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
The wonder of Du Maurier’s essay, the astounding spectacle of his success, cannot be diminished by any such explanation of it.
English Society George Du Maurier
He cannot crow, but oftentimes his flight Will reach up to a most astounding height.
A Phenomenal Fauna Carolyn Wells
This astounding proof encourages us in our faith in infinity and God.
Looking Back Merrick Abner Richardson
causing amazement and wonder; bewildering
(transitive) to overwhelm with amazement and wonder; bewilder
mid-15c., from Middle English astouned, astoned (c.1300), past participle of astonen, astonien “to stun” (see astonish), with more of the original sense of Vulgar Latin *extonare. Related: Astounded; astounding.
capable of overwhelming with amazement; stunningly surprising. Contemporary Examples astoundingly, each year an estimated 10 million girls worldwide are married before the age of 18. End Child Marriage Now Gro Brundtland, Graça Machel September 19, 2011 astoundingly, judges ruled in favor of admitting the lyrics in 80 percent of those criminal trials. Warning: These Rap […]
astp American Society of Transplant Physicians Army Specialized Training Program
variant of before a vowel. . . . Historical Examples Cf. Perrine’s negative results for Swift’s comet in 1899, astr. A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke abbreviation astronomical astronomy
. (initial capital letter) Horticulture. a tart, usually red or yellow variety of apple. a fur of young lambs, with lustrous, closely curled wool, from Astrakhan. Also called astrakhan cloth. a fabric with curled pile resembling astrakhan fur. Historical Examples He wore a dark blue silk blouse; and in the streets, on cold days, a […]