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[mahynd-bog-ling] /ˈmaɪndˌbɒg lɪŋ/

adjective, Slang.
intellectually overwhelming:
a mind-boggling puzzle.
emotionally or psychologically overwhelming; mind-blowing.
(informal) astonishing; bewildering

1964; see mind (n.) + present participle of boggle.


So astonishing or complex as to overwhelm the mind: The school problem is absolutely mind-boggling

[1964+; boggle, ”to be disablingly frightened, take alarm,” is found by 1598; a bogle or boggle was a spook that horses were reputed to see]


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