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 Lyrics Could Put You in Jail Dean Obeidallah March 5, 2014

astoundingly, alcohol is a factor in one in five deaths among Russian men.
Does the World Have a Drinking Problem? David Sessions February 17, 2011

Gopal, a journalist who covered the war, gives a devastating account of how the conflict was astoundingly mishandled.
The Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 William O’Connor December 13, 2014

In fact, the user bases on the two networks are astoundingly different.
Facebook’s Annoying New Feature Brian Ries August 20, 2010

Historical Examples

The first words he spoke were so astoundingly unfair that I could hardly believe that I heard them aright.
My Own Story Emmeline Pankhurst

This thing was so big, so astoundingly and unexpectedly important.
Five Tales John Galsworthy

Yes, I think that first chapter of Genesis, as an attempt to sum up the history of millions of years, is astoundingly complete.
The Altar Steps Compton MacKenzie

Now and then the boy looked like his father, astoundingly like, and disturbingly.
The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray

She was astoundingly fair to look upon—dazzling, it might be said, with some support to the adjective.
The Husbands of Edith George Barr McCutcheon

causing amazement and wonder; bewildering


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