astonishing

  • 1 Astonishing — As*ton ish*ing, a. Very wonderful; of a nature to excite astonishment; as, an astonishing event. [1913 Webster] Syn: Amazing; surprising; wonderful; marvelous. [1913 Webster] {As*ton ish*ing*ly}, adv. {As*ton ish*ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 astonishing — index moving (evoking emotion), notable, noteworthy, peculiar (curious), portentous (eliciting amazement), prodigious (amazing) …

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  • 3 astonishing — [adj] surprising amazing, astounding, bewildering, breathtaking, extraordinary, impressive, marvelous, miraculous, spectacular, staggering, startling, striking, stunning, stupefying, stupendous, wonderful, wondrous; concepts 547,572 Ant. boring,… …

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  • 4 astonishing — adj. 1) astonishing to 2) astonishing to + inf. (it was astonishing to watch them perform) 3) astonishing that + clause (it was astonishing to everyone that the court had made such a decision) * * * [ə stɒnɪʃɪŋ] astonishing to astonishing that +… …

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  • 5 astonishing — [[t]əstɒ̱nɪʃɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is astonishing is very surprising. It s astonishing, he s learned Latin in three hours! ...an astonishing display of physical strength. Syn: amazing Derived words: astonishingly ADV GRADED ADV adj/adv …

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  • 6 astonishing — astonishingly, adv. astonishingness, n. /euh ston i shing/, adj. causing astonishment or surprise; amazing: an astonishing victory; an astonishing remark. [1520 30; ASTONISH + ING2] * * * …

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  • 7 astonishing — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ find sth ▪ I find his attitude absolutely astonishing. ADVERB ▪ really, truly …

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  • 8 astonishing — as|ton|ish|ing [əˈstɔnıʃıŋ US əˈsta: ] adj so surprising that it is difficult to believe = ↑amazing ▪ an astonishing decision ▪ their astonishing success >astonishingly adv ▪ an astonishingly good voice …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 astonishing — a|ston|ish|ing [ ə stanıʃıŋ ] adjective * very surprising: He was eating his food with astonishing speed. It s astonishing how much the place has changed. ╾ a|ston|ish|ing|ly adverb …

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  • 10 astonishing */ — UK [əˈstɒnɪʃɪŋ] / US [əˈstɑnɪʃɪŋ] adjective very surprising He was eating his food with astonishing speed. It s astonishing how much the place has changed. Derived word: astonishingly UK / US adverb …

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  • 11 astonishing — adjective 1. surprising greatly (Freq. 4) she does an amazing amount of work the dog was capable of astonishing tricks • Syn: ↑amazing • Similar to: ↑surprising 2. so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm …

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  • 12 Astonishing — Astonish As*ton ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astonished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astonishing}.] [OE. astonien, astunian, astonen, OF. estoner, F. [ e]tonner, fr. L. ex out + tonare to thunder, but perhaps influenced by E. stun. See {Thunder}, {Astound},… …

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  • 13 astonishing — adjective Date: 1593 causing astonishment ; surprising < an astonishing discovery > • astonishingly adverb …

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  • 14 astonishing — adjective so surprising that it is difficult to believe: an astonishing achievement astonishingly adverb: She looked astonishingly beautiful …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 astonishing — adjective she s read an astonishing number of books Syn: amazing, astounding, staggering, surprising, breathtaking; remarkable, extraordinary, incredible, unbelievable, phenomenal; informal mind boggling …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 astonishing — [əˈstɒnɪʃɪŋ] adj very surprising It s astonishing that so many people watch that programme.[/ex] astonishingly adv …

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  • 17 astonishing — astonish ► VERB ▪ surprise or impress greatly. DERIVATIVES astonished adjective astonishing adjective astonishment noun. ORIGIN Old French estoner «stun, stupefy», from Latin tonare to thunder …

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  • 18 astonishing — adjective Causing astonishment in; causing to be astonished …

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  • 19 astonishing — Synonyms and related words: amazing, appalling, astounding, breathtaking, confounding, conspicuous, egregious, electrifying, exceptional, extraordinary, eye opening, fabulous, fantastic, formidable, incredible, jarring, jolting, marked, marvelous …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 astonishing — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. surprising, startling, extraordinary; see unusual 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. amazing, astounding, surprising, shocking, breathtaking, dumbfounding, awesome, *eye popping, startling, dazzling, bewildering,… …

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